Top 10 free agent linebackers in the NFL

The NFL is a league in transition. On the field, the game is moving more and more away from the running game and toward an aerial attack. As a result, the most-important positions are changing. On offense, quarterbacks and wide receivers are becoming more important, while running backs have been devalued through a by-committee approach that is currently in vogue. And on defense,...
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NFL Notes: Bengals, Bills, Giants, Jets, & Panthers

Bengals Geoff Hobson of expects G Clint Boling, MLB Rey Maualuga, and K Mike Nugent to all test the free agent market. Bills Mike Rodak reports that the Bills have expressed interest re-signing DL Jarius Wynn and LB Larry Dean. Rodak adds that there hasn’t been any movement with free agent G Erik Pears. Giants Dan Graziano of ESPN expects LB Mathias...
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NFL Notes: Bengals, Chiefs, Colts, Jaguars, & Ravens

Bengals According to Coley Harvey, re-signing OL Clint Boling and MLB Rey Maualuga are likely to atop the Bengals’ list of priorities when it comes to free agency. If the Bengals were to allow TE Jermaine Gresham to leave in free agency, Harvey would target Browns TE Jordan Cameron. However, Harvey doesn’t see Gresham’s departure as a foregone conclusion. Other potential...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals Free Agent Watch 2015: Who’s Staying/Who's Going

2015 is going to be busy for the Cincinnati Bengals office staff as they decide on whether or not they will be offering new contracts to 17 players this offseason. As you can imagine, the Bengals will probably sign the majority back, particularly this likes of Cedric Peerman who has been key on special teams and made a few key plays at half back but will probably only account for...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Bengals re-sign Rey Maualuga and Emmanuel Lamur?

Going into the 2015 off season, many issues surround the Bengals’ defense that struggled immensely in their first season under the direction of first-year defensive coordinator Paul GuentherThere is no question that injuries were a difficult thorn in the Bengals’ side all season long, but linebacker was a spot that was deeply impacted. The team's leading tackler in 2013, Vontaze...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals linebacker Maualuga hurts hamstring

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga hurt a hamstring early in the second quarter of a playoff game against the Colts on Sunday and will not return. Maualuga left the field on a cart for an evaluation. His injury left the Bengals without their top two linebackers - Vontaze Burfict missed most of the season with injuries. Maualuga missed four games early in the season...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Linebacker a Position of Need For Bengals in 2015 Draft

The season is winding down and the NFL Draft is starting to surface on people's minds. What positions does my team need the most? Should we just draft the best available player?Teams have to start picking apart their rosters to figure out where they are weakest and which player's contracts will be ending and who needs to be resigned. If your team is the Bengals, you are one of the...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Bengals Pulled Out The Money Celebration 6 Times Today

Johnny Football had an absolutely miserable game today. He completed 10 passes, threw for only 80 yards, and was intercepted on two occasions. Because he played so poorly, Manziel didn’t have any opportunities to pull out the money celebration- but it did leave plenty of opportunities for the Bengals defense to troll Johnny. In total, they Money-ed six times. That’s more than...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pereira: Why Rey Maualuga was penalized for taunting Johnny Manziel

Well, we knew this was coming. If Johnny Manziel flopped in his debut, his haters were going to hate. And that's exactly what happened. Manziel was tormented by the Bengals defense, and after several sacks, they taunted him. Rey Maualuga was one of those very happy Bengals defenders, but he drew a 15-yard taunting penalty. Mike Pereira explains why in the video above.
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rey Maualuga Does ‘Money Celebration’ Right in Manziel’s Face (Video)

The Bengals are just so disrespectful today, but Johnny Manziel will do that to you. After nearly intercepting a Manziel pass, the Bengals veteran did ‘Money celebration’ right in Manziel’s face. Johnny will learn from all this. h/t mmmmn
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rey Maualuga flagged for taunting Johnny Manziel

It took less than a half of football for the Bengals to get penalized for taunting Johnny Manziel. Earlier, it was Wallace Gilberry celebrating a sack with Manziel’s money celebration. This time, it was Rey Maualuga stealing Manziel’s celebration, only he did it right in Manziel’s face, which means a taunting penalty. [Vine via gifdsports] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals defenseman gets penalty for taunting Johnny Manziel (GIF)

The first NFL start for Browns first round pick Johnny Manziel is not going well. With the Browns down 20-0 the Bengals are getting their licks in including Rey Maualuga who flashed the money sign. Yep. Welcome to the NFL punk.
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: Three keys to victory over Pittsburgh Steelers

Bengals versus Steelers has become one of the most physical match ups in the NFL. With both teams being consistently in the hunt for the playoffs the past few years and two very tough defenses, this game is always one worth watching. A few years ago in 2012 the Bengals beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh to knock the Steelers out of playoff contention and put the Bengals into the playoffs...
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals put linebacker DiManche on injury list

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals put linebacker Jayson DiManche on the injured reserve list on Monday with a broken right forearm suffered during a win at Tampa Bay. DiManche played on special teams and started one game at linebacker when the Bengals temporarily lost starters Vontaze Burfict and Rey Maualuga to injuries. The second-year player had appeared in every game this season....
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals vs. Texans: Game Balls

The Cincinnati Bengals (7-3-1) picked up their second consecutive road win (third of the season) over the Houston Texans (5-6) on Sunday. With the win, the Bengals have now won four of their last five games and remain atop the AFC North standings.So who shone brightly in the Bengals’ victory?Here are the game balls:Offensive Game Ball: WR AJ GreenGreen showed on Sunday in Houston...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Feeling like old times for Bengals defense

CINCINNATI -- Sunday in New Orleans was a throwback day for the Bengals defense. For many of the first nine games of this season the Bengals on that side of the ball haven't looked like themselves, at least not the unit that has been among the NFL's best the past five seasons.  Sunday's performance against the Saints was much more reminiscent of what the defense was expected to...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals stunned by how far defense has fallen

CINCINNATI (AP) Linebacker Rey Maualuga knew the Bengals' defense had slipped against the run this season. He didn't realize it was in such a free-fall. ''I don't even know where we're at,'' he said, guessing at their league ranking. ''Twenty-something?'' Nope. Try 31st. Yes, second to last. ''Ooh, wee!'' he said with a grimace. A defense that was one of the NFL's best last season...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stopping the run at heart of Bengals defensive troubles

CINCINNATI -- A bad hamstring has forced Rey Maualuga to watch from the sidelines the last four games as the Bengals defense has progressively slid down the NFL rankings. It's been a particularly hard slide when it comes to teams running the football against them. "I don't even know where we're at," said Maualuga on Wednesday as he stood in front of his locker. "Twenty-something...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Joeckel returns to Jaguars after last week's concussion

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals receiver A.J. Green is starting against the Jacksonville Jaguars after missing three games with an injured big right toe. Right guard Kevin Zeitler is inactive with a calf injury. The Bengals also are missing linebackers Rey Maualuga (strained hamstring) and Vontaze Burfict (knee surgery). Vinnie Rey and Nico Johnson -- signed off Kansas City's practice...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Joeckel returns to Jaguars after last week's concussion

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals receiver A.J. Green is starting against the Jacksonville Jaguars after missing three games with an injured big right toe. Right guard Kevin Zeitler is inactive with a calf injury. The Bengals also are missing linebackers Rey Maualuga (strained hamstring) and Vontaze Burfict (knee surgery). Vinnie Rey and Nico Johnson -- signed off Kansas City's practice...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals' AJ Green starts vs Jaguars

CINCINNATI (AP) Bengals receiver A.J. Green is starting against the Jacksonville Jaguars after missing three games with an injured big right toe. Right guard Kevin Zeitler is inactive with a calf injury. The Bengals also are missing linebackers Rey Maualuga (strained hamstring) and Vontaze Burfict (knee surgery). Vinnie Rey and Nico Johnson - signed off Kansas City's practice squad...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Green inactive for Bengals vs. Ravens

CINCINNATI -- The Bengals will be without wide receiver A.J. Green for Sunday's home game against Baltimore, the third straight game the Pro Bowler will miss because of a turf toe injury. Green is one of seven inactives for the Bengals, along with running back Rex Burkhead, cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris, linebacker Rey Maualuga, offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson, defensive end Will...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Los Angeles, Bengals, Bills, Chargers, Colts, Jets

Los Angeles Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times mentioned on Pro Football Talk Live Wednesday that a team relocating to the second largest market in U.S. is likely to come from a team owner with a stadium issue, rather than a stadium developer putting together a great proposal. Farmer expects a move to come during a quiet period where there isn’t much talk of a team relocating...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Browns, Lions, Panthers, Saints

Bengals HC Marvin Lewis mentioned that WR A.J. Green has “made a lot of progress,” but also added Green’s status is “up in the air.” (Coley Harvey) LB Rey Maualuga (hamstring) is not expected back for a few more weeks. (Coley Harvey) Browns HC Mike Pettine mentioned that DL Ahtyba Rubin got another opinion on his injury ankle and as of now,all options are on...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: What went wrong in loss to Colts

Back up linebacker Vincent Rey got the start Sunday in place of Rey Maualuga. For the second time in three games, the Cincinnati Bengals suffered a blow out loss on the road to an elite AFC team, 27-0 to the Indianapolis Colts. The Bengals defense is on one of its worst streaks in recent memory, giving up more than 500 yards to the Colts offense on Sunday. That’s the second time...
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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