March 10, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Source: Bengals sign Vincent Rey to three-year, $11.5 million contract
Valued for his productivity, instincts, versatility and character, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey has built a strong reputation in NFL circles. The Bengals retained Rey on a three-year, $11.5 million contract. Rey has lined up at outside linebacker, inside linebacker and nickel and is a four-down player, also excelling on special teams. His two-year, $4.2 million contract that included $1 million guaranteed had expired. Rey led the Bengals in tackles each of the past two seasons, including 98 tackles, one sack and an interception last season as he appeared in every game and started half of the games. In 2014, Rey recorded a career-high 121 tackles. In 2013, Rey had a career-high four sacks and two interceptions. During the past two seasons, Rey has 219 tackles with Maualuga recording 134 tackles. The 6-foot, 255-pound former undrafted free agent from Duke ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds and had a 38-inch vertical leap at his campus Pro Day workout in 2010. Underrated for years, Rey provides a lot of value on defense, special teams and character in the locker room. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.