Maualuga was released by the Bengals on Saturday. Maualuga has been with the Bengals since they drafted him in 2009. He spent his first seven seasons as a starter before starting just six of 14 games in 2017. In hindsight, his reduced role last year seems to have foreshadowed is eventual exit. Vincent Rey figures to have a hold on the starting middle linebacker role heading into training camp, while the team will have to address depth at the position going forward.
Maualuga (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Bills. Maualuga started the practice week in a limited capacity, but was a full participant on Thursday and Friday, so it's rather surprising the team has decided to sit the veteran Sunday. Look for Vincent Rey to get the spot start in his absence.
Maualuga (fibula) was a full participant in practice Thursday. The veteran linebacker has been battling through a fibula aliment for the past week, missing Monday's loss to the Giants. However, it now appears as if Maualuga has put the injury behind him and should be available for Sunday's tilt with the Bills. If his reps are limited during the game because of the injury expect Vincent Rey to see increased action.
Maualuga (fibula) has officially been ruled out for Monday's matchup versus the Giants, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports. This news is relatively unsurprising, as Maualuga figured to be a long shot to play. It will be the veterans' first absence this season. Vincent Rey will presumably take over middle linebackers duties while Maualuga is sidelined.
Maualuga (fibula) is not expected to play Monday night against the Giants, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. Maualuga, who hasn't missed a game all season, has now sat out two straight practices with an vague injury to his fibula and may be in line for a multi-week absence. If he's ultimately unavailable to play, look for veteran Vinny Rey to draw the start.