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Bengals release veteran LB Rey Maualuga

Caption: Dec 18, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga (58) against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. The Steelers won 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

After picking up linebacker Kevin Minter from the Arizona Cardinals earlier this month, the Cincinnati Bengals have released long-time starter Rey Maualuga.

Maualuga, 30, was a second-round pick of the Bengals back in 2009. He’s started 104 games in eight seasons for Cincinnati, recording 100-plus tackles twice.

The USC product proved to be a liability in coverage recently, which likely led to this move for Marvin Lewis and Co. Though, his on-field leadership will surely be missed.

Cincinnati saves nearly $4 million by releasing its long-time starting middle linebacker

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

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