Second-year pro joined Bengals as a free agent for 2014 and spent the season on practice squad ... Entered NFL in 2013 with Houston ... Listed as a LB by Houston, but moved to DE for Bengals.
Career transactions: Selected by Houston in third round of 2013 NFL Draft (95th overall) ... Signed with Texans on 5-23-13 ... Waived by Texans on 10-21-13 ... Signed to Oakland practice squad on 12-18-13 ... Released from Raiders practice squad on 12-21-13 ... Signed with Cincinnati as a free agent on 4-11-14 ... Waived by Bengals on 8-30-14 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 8-31-14.
2014 recap: Played in all four preseason games, with seven tackles, including one sack ... On practice squad for Games 1-16.
Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga has made 294 tackles in his career, all for Cincinnati, and daughter Avayah gets an assist for all the rest during the next three years.
The Bengals kicked off free agency Thursday with a “Rey-union,” when they re-signed middle linebacker Rey Maualuga to a three-year deal that keeps him in Cincinnati through his 30th birthday.
The Bengals are trying to wrap up a couple of deals before free agency opens next week in an attempt to keep their offensive line intact and begin the effort to shore up their linebackers corps.