Bengals DC Mike Zimmer believes free agent LB Rey Maualuga is "a lot better than what (people) give him credit for."
"I think that's going to be what people are going to find out if he goes," Zimmer said. "If he's not here people are going to miss him and say we should have had him. That's how it works, like Justin Smith." Zimmer is alluding to a perceived lack of media coverage in Cincinnati, but neither stats nor film bear out his point about Maualuga. Maualuga is expected to walk in free agency, but Bengals.com reports he could be brought back to play strong-side linebacker, with Vontaze Burfict shifting to the middle.