4 Reasons Why the Cincinnati Bengals Will Re-Sign Rey Maualuga

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4 Reasons Why the Cincinnati Bengals Will Re-Sign Rey Maualuga
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Many fans think Rey Maualuga has played his last game for Cincinnati. However, signs indicate otherwise.

Embattled Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga is set to hit the open market when free agency begins on March 12.

Many fans of the Bengals seem to be very satisfied with the presumption of Maualuga entering free agency and leaving the organization for good. These fans certainly have good reason to think this way after another disappointing year for Maualuga.

His recent season was plagued by missed open-field tackles, over-pursuit on running downs and his inability to shed blockers with any consistency.

However, there are some tell-tale signs and indications from the Bengals coaching staff that Maualuga may not have played his last down as a Cincinnati Bengal.

After Pro Football Focus rated Maualuga as the worst free-agent middle linebacker in 2013, what would possess the Bengals to even think about re-signing him?

Let's take a look at four reasons why the Bengals will, in fact, bring back Maualuga for at least another season.

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