Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bengals are re-signing LB Vincent Rey.
- Aaron Wilson reported that Rey receives a three-year contract worth $11 million from the Bengals.
Geoff Hobson reports that the Bengals are trying to finalize an agreement with LB Vincent Rey on Thursday.
Last we heard, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reported a few weeks ago that the Bengals are expected to make a “major push” to retain Rey.
Wilson mentions that fellow Bengals LB Rey Maualuga‘s three-year, $15 million contract that included $4.5 million guaranteed could be used a comparable deal for Rey.
The Vikings, Redskins, Buccaneers and Dolphins have been mentioned as speculative options for Rey in the past, but it appears as though he could be returning to Cincinnati.
Rey, 28, wound up signing on with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of Duke back in 2010. He spent his first year on the practice squad before later being called up towards the end of his rookie season.
The Bengals brought him back in an exclusive rights deal in 2012 and 2013 before signing him to a restricted contract in 2014.
In 2015, Rey appeared in all 16 games for the Bengals and recorded 98 tackles, one sack, an interception and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 21 outside linebacker in a 4-3 out of 35 qualifying players.