Rey is re-signing with the Bengals, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Rey piled up 95 tackles in 16 games (eight starts) last season, with the bulk of his production coming while Vontaze Burfict (suspension) was still recovering from injury in September and October. With Burfict suspended for the first three games of 2016, Rey should be a useful early-season IDP for a second straight year, though he may eventually move back to a depth role.
Rey left Sunday's game against the Bills with what appears to be a knee injury. He was helped off the field and then later carted to the locker room. This is potentially a big loss for the Bengals defense. Rey had stepped up in a big way recent for the Bengals, taking over the primary linebacker role for the injured Vontaze Burfict.
Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey had 13 total tackles in Sunday's win over the Seahawks. Rey has had two games in a row with double-digit tackles and has had eight or more tackles in four of the five Bengals games this season. Nobody's Vontaze Burfict, but Rey has come close while Burfict has been out.
The Bengals listed nine players on their final injury report for Week 6 at home against Carolina. Outside of star receiver A.J. Green (toe) being questionable for Sunday, Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is the most notable name on the report. He was a full participant in practice all week after receiving clearance from team doctors and is listed as probable. He will need to be given the green light by an independent neurologist in order to play Sunday. Other probables include safety George Iloka (abdomen), linebacker Rey Maualuga (shoulder), offensive lineman Mike Pollak (knee) and linebacker Vincent Rey (calf). Outside of Green, wide receiver Marvin Jones (ankle), who missed practice all week, was the only other player deemed questionable on the list. Defensive tackle Brandon Thompson (knee) and guard Kevin Zeitler (calf) were both ruled doubtful for the home game.
The Bengals have hung on to linebacker Vincent Rey, signing him to a two-year extension, a league source has told the National Football Post. Rey has played in all 48 games since 2011, but not as a starter. He started just three games a year ago, but still registered 57 tackles and four sacks.
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