Keith Rivers returning with a past teammate Rey Maualuga, both are very explosive linebackers.
Keith Rivers, the Bengals first round pick in 2008, will return after a season ending injury very early in his first season.
Rey Maualuga, the Bengals second round pick this year, who was projected as a first round pick, will be welcomed. Maualuga coming out of USC (like Rivers) was one of the most feared linebackers in the nation last year.
These two players behind the DL should be magic. They won't need much chemistry and expect great hits from these two big hitters.
I expect Rivers to start as WLB and Maualuga to battle his way to a starting spot a bit later in the season, with Dhani Jones starting MLB and Rashad Jeanty starting SLB.