Rey racked up 11 tackles (six solo) against the Texans on Thursday.
Rey continues to fill the void that Vontaze Burfict (suspension) has left. Due to his contributions, expect Rey to still see his fair share of snaps once Burfict returns, even if it's not at the same volume.
Rey led the team with 11 tackles during Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
Rey's impressive performance was made possible thanks to Vontaze Burfict's suspension. With Burfict sidelined another two weeks, expect Rey to continue putting up high-volume tackle numbers during his absence.
Rey will start at middle linebacker while Vontaze Burfict serves his three-game suspension, ESPN.com's Katherine Terrell reports.
Rey has replaced Burfict before, both during his suspension last year and Burfict's injuries in 2015. The suspension hurts the Bengals' depth, however, forcing Nick Vigil and Kevin Minter into big roles.
Rey (hamstring) logged a full practice Friday and does not have an injury designation heading into Saturday's game against the Texans
Rey was able to practice on a limited basis earlier in the week, but his full practice Friday effectively gives him the green light for Saturday's tilt. His role in the Bengals' defense had started to diminish prior to his injury as he had not played more than 25 snaps in any of his last four games. Look for Rey Maualuga to see the bulk of the snaps at middle linebacker.
Rey suffered a hamstring injury Sunday against the Steelers and is questionable to return.
Look for more updates to come as the game continues. In the meantime, Rey Maualuga is expected to see extended time on the field in Rey's absence.
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