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Bengals re-sign LB Rey Maualuga

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Cincinnati Bengals have announced the re-signing of LB Rey Maualuga.

The 6'2" and 242 pound Maualuga has been a Bengal since 2009. He has 348 career tackles, with 122 coming last season.

Maualuga was a second-round pick from Southern California in 2009. He has had some rough times during his transition to starter, with coach Marvin Lewis challenging Maualuga and quarterback Andy Dalton to become more vocal leaders last season. Pleased with how they responded, Lewis gave both of them a "C'' to wear on their jerseys, designating them team captains.

Maualuga may move from middle linebacker to SAM backer.

The deal is for two years and $6.5 million.

The Bengals have re-signed four of their defensive players who were eligible for free agency - Maualuga and defensive ends Michael Johnson, Robert Geathers and Wallace Gilberry.

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