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Rey Maualuga agrees to terms

Cincinnati Bengals second-round linebacker Rey Maualuga has agreed to terms, according to a league source.

Per our source, Maualuga received $2.84 million in guaranteed money. The deal carries a total value of $4.66 million for the 38th overall pick of the NFL Draft.

A three-year starter at USC, Maualuga registered 273 career tackles, 22.5 tackles for losses, nine sacks and five interceptions.

Last season, the 6’1″, 249-pounder recorded 79 tackles and two interceptions for the Trojans.

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18 Responses to “Rey Maualuga agrees to terms”
  1. TheBengal13 says: Jul 29, 2009 12:46 PM

    This guy is going to be a freak. In time, he will become one of the best Linebackers in the AFC North. The Bengals already have Keith Rivers and he’s a VERY solid player as well–pairing him with Maualuga will create a force. I was privileged to get to watch Rey weekly as I live in SoCal–the knocks on him going into the draft were NOT warranted at all, the dude can play. I was absolutely ecstatic that the Bengals got him in the second round, he was a freaking steal to get him at that spot.

  2. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Jul 29, 2009 12:50 PM

    A second round steal… the next Ray Lewis, without the whole murder thing.

  3. virtueandvice says: Jul 29, 2009 12:59 PM

    It’s gotta suck getting drafted by the Bengals when you come from USC. That’s one hell of a pay cut to have to take in this economy.

  4. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jul 29, 2009 1:06 PM

    Wait until Hines Ward chin-checks him.

  5. DC_Bengals_Fan says: Jul 29, 2009 1:15 PM

    Sweeeeeeeeeet.

  6. Dustin Chandler says: Jul 29, 2009 1:23 PM

    Steelers are stupid for passing on this guy.

  7. Bob S. says: Jul 29, 2009 1:23 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdDGYsYXHKc

  8. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Jul 29, 2009 1:28 PM

    I don’t know if it’s all gonna work out for this young Bengals D, but I do know it’s gonna be fun watching them gel. Keith Rivers, Maualuga, Michael Johnson… if they all succeed, the Bungles could be nasty in the future…

  9. Joe in Raleigh says: Jul 29, 2009 1:48 PM

    This guy is gonna be nasty. Good for him for getting into camp on time.

  10. jwill007 says: Jul 29, 2009 3:06 PM

    “It’s gotta suck getting drafted by the Bengals when you come from USC. That’s one hell of a pay cut to have to take in this economy.”
    Getting 2.84 million guaranteed is not a paycut and when the Bengals are kickin everyone’s A– in 09 we will see if you think its a paycut by the end of the season…..HATERs…..LOL

  11. jwill007 says: Jul 29, 2009 3:07 PM

    “Wait until Hines Ward chin-checks him.”
    try that this season and Roy Williams will knock him into next week……We got him on the radar…..We look forward to that

  12. jwill007 says: Jul 29, 2009 3:08 PM

    “I don’t know if it’s all gonna work out for this young Bengals D, but I do know it’s gonna be fun watching them gel. Keith Rivers, Maualuga, Michael Johnson… if they all succeed, the Bungles could be nasty in the future…”
    1. We dont go by the Bungles we go by the Bengals
    2. We will be nasty this seaaon!

  13. RossyRoss says: Jul 29, 2009 3:08 PM

    I feel for this guy going to this joke organization. The Bengals are by fare one of the worst organizations in the NFL.
    Bengals
    Lions
    Raiders
    Rams
    Cardinals
    Do I have to continue? Nope!

  14. ramsfan39 says: Jul 29, 2009 3:52 PM

    He’s definitely a beast,… on first and second downs. With he and Roy Williams on your D, the passing teams will murder the Bengals. The Bengals got a great player in Rey M, and I hope he pans out to be an explosive difference-maker, but I just don’t see him and Roy Williams helping the team win right away. I like both guys, but neither is much to watch in the passing game, however Rey’s move to the outside in the 4-3 will better fit his skill set IMO.

  15. Agent Michael Scarn says: Jul 29, 2009 4:03 PM

    @virtueandvice
    I enjoyed that joke a lot more when I heard it the first time at the ESPYs

  16. CurseofBoJackson says: Jul 29, 2009 4:11 PM

    UUUmmm, Rossy, the Cardinals won the NFC championship last year, and while I agree that the organization in Cincinnati is run poorly (nepotism is rampant, scouting is not etc…), you do not have to feel sorry for Rey, we have a good DC and good personnel on D as well, so, no, you don’t have to continue, because your comment was weak.
    “wait till Hines Ward chin checks him”?? Please, please send the old man over the middle a lot against us this year, we’ll see who gets chin checked, and he suckered punched Rivers last year, don’t act like he’s the Kimbo Slice of football, steelers fans, oi.

  17. jwill007 says: Jul 29, 2009 4:17 PM

    “I feel for this guy going to this joke organization. The Bengals are by fare one of the worst organizations in the NFL.
    Bengals
    Lions
    Raiders
    Rams
    Cardinals
    Do I have to continue? Nope!”
    History is history but we wont be on that list after 09′ Continue to hate all season ANd please if your teams got a ring so what! WHAT DOES YOUR TeAM PLAN TO DO THIS SEASON?????

  18. mrmagoo says: Jul 29, 2009 6:06 PM

    jwill007 says:
    July 29, 2009 3:07 PM
    “Wait until Hines Ward chin-checks him.”
    try that this season and Roy Williams will knock him into next week……We got him on the radar…..We look forward to that
    ____________________
    Ward will just get behind ol’ Roy like every other receiver in the NFL.

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