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According to Pro Football Focus, Bengals MLB Rey Maualuga missed 14.8 percent of his tackle opportunities in the 2013 regular season.

Maualuga missed on 13-of-88 total tackle opportunities in 13 games played last season. Only Mychal Kendricks (16.5) and Derrick Johnson (16.4) missed tackles at a greater clip among inside linebackers. One season removed from being PFF's lowest graded inside linebacker out of 53 qualifiers, Maualuga again proved to be a liability last year.

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Beat writer Coley Harvey suggests Rey Maualuga (knee) won't return to an every-down role once healed.

Backup Vinny Rey has been a revelation, forcing the coaches to keep giving him snaps no matter what. Over the last two games, he's racked up 27 tackles, three sacks, one interception and four pass breakups. It's the kind of production Maualuga has never been able to muster. Expect the snaps to be split fairly evenly once the Bengals come out of their bye.

Rey Maualuga LB CIN 11 Months

Bengals MLB Rey Maualuga (knee) is tentatively expected back after the Week 12 bye.

Maualuga is dealing with a sprained MCL. It leaves the Bengals without three of their core defenders in Maualuga, Geno Atkins and Leon Hall. Backup DT Devon Still (elbow) is also sidelined. Once an elite unit, the Bengals defense is shaping up as one to attack from a fantasy perspective as they head into a Week 10 game at Baltimore.

Rey Maualuga LB CIN 11 Months

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Bengals MLB Rey Maualuga's sprained MCL is expected to sideline him 3-4 weeks.

It's good news that Maualuga has avoided a torn ACL, but he'll likely miss all of November, as the Bengals are on bye in Week 12. Maualuga has graded out as a bottom-10 inside linebacker in Pro Football Focus' ratings. Vontaze Burfict should hold down the middle, with Michael Boley manning the weak side.

Rey Maualuga LB CIN 11 Months

Bengals MLB Rey Maualuga has been diagnosed with a MCL injury.

It's a relieving diagnosis for the Bengals and Maualuga. Things looked bad as he crumpled to the turf and had to be carted off Sunday. We'll have a timetable once the Bengals determine the severity of the sprain.

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Coach Marvin Lewis said he plans to leave Rey Maualuga at middle linebacker this season.

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Bengals re-signed LB Rey Maualuga.

DC Mike Zimmer gets his wish. Coming off an up-and-down 2012, Maualuga's market never really heated up. His only visits were to the Giants and Arizona. The question now is whether he'll stay in the middle or head back to the strong-side. WLB Vontaze Burfict made a strong case to be moved to the middle with his excellent rookie season. The smart money is on Maualuga heading back to SAM 'backer.

Rey Maualuga LB CIN Mar 17 '13 reports "indications are" that the team is "closing in" on deals for free agents LB Rey Maualuga and CB Adam "Pacman" Jones.

Maualuga made two free-agent visits last week to the Cardinals and Giants, but both teams went in different directions. Maualuga would be a good keep for the Bengals as a two-down strong-side linebacker, but he can't play the middle anymore. Jones hasn't drawn any interest, so he could likely be kept on a one-year deal.

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The Giants have expressed interest in free agent MLB Rey Maualuga.

The Giants haven't shown much urgency to fill their vacancy in the middle. Free agent Chase Blackburn is moving on and they've only hosted Jasper Brinkley. Maualuga graded out as the worst inside linebacker in the NFL last season. The Giants should be aiming higher, but they're up against the cap.

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Free agent LB Rey Maualuga left Arizona without a contract.

The Cardinals are now hosting Jasper Brinkley. Maualuga has yet to line up any other visits. He could be a fit for the Ravens, and may possibly wind up back in Cincinnati.