Bengals release veteran linebacker

The Bengals today released veteran linebacker Rey Maualuga.

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Maualuga played in 114 games, including 104 starts, over eight seasons for the Bengals. The team selected him in the second round of the 2009 draft.

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“Rey has been a tough and productive player for us, and a fine teammate, and this is a difficult decision,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. “It’s one of several we have made to transition to a younger group at linebacker as we continue to shape our 2017 roster. We wish Rey and his family the very best.”

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