Rey Maualuga and the Miami Dolphins have finally come to an agreement. On Saturday, the veteran signed a one-year free-agent contract to play for the team.
Armando Salguero, who writes for the Miami Herald, was first to break the news. His report gives all of the details within the contract. The agreement came to be after Raekown McMillan, who plays as a linebacker, had to back of the season after suffering from knee surgery.
Maualuga began his career with the Cincinnati Bengals when they picked him during the second round of the 2009 NFL draft. He was with them for his first eight seasons. The team gave him his walking papers after signing Kevin Minter, linebacker, during free agency.
30-year-old Maualuga has an accumulation of 584 tackles, has blocked 21 passes and has intercepted seven. He’s racked up six forced fumbles and four sacks. He was able to accumulate all of this during 114 games with the Bengals.
Rey Maualuga To Play For The Dolphins This Up and Coming Season
During the 2016 season, he dropped the ball. He only started six times last season, a career low for Maualuga.
Paul Gunther, the defensive coordinator for the Bengals, had some words to say about the linebacker.
Guenther told reporters that Maualuga has changed the way he plays the game. He said that he tells Rey all the time that his one with the full back. Guenther says that the run-stopping linebacker is also the fullback. When you see the actual fullback run on to the field, so does Rey.
When it comes down to it, Rey Maualuga is a man of many strengths but many weaknesses as well. He can only do so much as linebackers.
As of now, he will be on and off the field as a part-time middle line backer for the team.