The Bengals announced middle linebacker Rey Maualuga won't return from the hamstring injury he suffered in the second quarter at Indianapolis. With Maualuga out, linebackers Marquis Flowers and Nico Johnson will see increased snaps.
As the Bengals prepare to open training camp this week, they placed nine players on the Physically Unable to Perform list and another three on the Non-Football Injury list. All 12 players can come off both lists at any time. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins (knee), cornerback Leon Hall (Achilles), guard Clint Boling (knee), linebacker Marquis Flowers (hamstring), punter Kevin Huber (neck), receiver Colin Lockett (hamstring), defensive tackle Zach Minter (back), defensive tackle Devon Still (back) and receiver Ryan Whalen (hamstring) all were placed on PUP. In addition to receiver Marvin Jones (ankle), who might not be seriously hurt, the Bengals placed cornerback Onterio McCalebb (ankle) and quarterback AJ McCarron (shoulder) on their NFI list.
The Bengals signed sixth-round pick Marquis Flowers, a linebacker out of Arizona, and seventh-rounder James Wright, a wide receiver from LSU.
With the 210th pick in the draft, the Bengals selected linebacker Marquis Flowers out of Arizona. Flowers nearly posted consecutive 100-tackle seasons to close out his collegiate career, falling six stops shy as a senior. He also had five interceptions in four season at the college level and 7 1/2 sacks.