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Linebacker Vincent Ray Re-Signs with Cincinnati Bengals

March 16th, 2014 at 12:54 PM
By Cody Dalga

The Cincinnati Bengals announced earlier today that the team and Vincent Ray agreed to terms on a deal that will keep the linebacker around for at least two more seasons.

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Rey, like Andrew Hawkins, was able to sign an offer sheet with any other team which the Bengals could then match. Luckily, the team signed him before an offer sheet was proposed.

"Vinny is a tough guy and a pleasure to coach, and it’s great to have him back in the fold," said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. "He really helped us in winning the division title last year."

The linebacker has spent most of his career on special teams and as a backup. After an injury to starting linebacker Rey Maualuga last season, Rey took the opportunity and had a career day after collecting three sacks and an interception, the first player in Bengals history to do so, against division rival Baltimore. 
 
Rey has been in Cincinnati for his entire career. In his four seasons with the team he has collected 88 total tackles, 57 last year, and five sacks. He signed with the Bengals as a free agent in 2010 after finishing his college career at Duke University. 
 
Tags: Andrew Hawkins, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, Marvin Lewis, NFL, Rey Maualuga

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