Bengals release veteran linebacker

Linebacker Rey Maualuga (58) walks off the field after the first day of Cincinnati Bengals minicamp held at Paul Brown Stadium, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
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Linebacker Rey Maualuga (58) walks off the field after the first day of Cincinnati Bengals minicamp held at Paul Brown Stadium, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

The Bengals today released veteran linebacker Rey Maualuga.

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Maualuga played in 114 games, including 104 starts, over eight seasons for the Bengals. The team selected him in the second round of the 2009 draft.

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“Rey has been a tough and productive player for us, and a fine teammate, and this is a difficult decision,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. “It’s one of several we have made to transition to a younger group at linebacker as we continue to shape our 2017 roster. We wish Rey and his family the very best.”

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