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Chiefs Hosting Former Bengals LB Rey Maualuga For Visit

Terez A. Paylor reports that the Chiefs will host former Bengals LB Rey Maualuga for a visit on Thursday.

This is the first reported interest in Maualuga since he became available a few weeks ago. Although, it’s a good sign for Maualuga that he was able to set up a visit so soon after he was released.

It’s worth mentioning that signing Maualuga to a contract won’t impact a team’s compensatory picks, considering that he was released.

Maualuga, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Bengals back in 2009. He was entering the final year of his three-year, $15 million contract and was set to make a base salary of $3.7 million in 2017.

The Bengals released him last weekend in a move that created $3,668,750 in available cap space.

In 2016, Maualuga appeared in 14 games for the Bengals and recorded 27 total tackles, one interception and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 85 overall linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.