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Maualuga goes on Injured Reserve; Bengals bring TE Darius Hill back from the practice squad

As much as you like Rey Maualuga's spirit for not wanting to have his season ended with a fractured ankle, the fact is, Rey Maualuga's season is over, per a recent Cincinnati Bengals tweet. Maualuga's season was a very encouraging one for the rookie who figures to be a big foundation piece with Keith Rivers in the very near future.

The Bengals called up tight end Darius Hill from the practice squad and signed tight end Carson Palmer Butler to replace him on the practice squad. Hill was one of three undrafted free agents the Bengals signed after rookie minicamp. His career at Ball State:

Year GP Rec Yds YPC TD
2004 RS - - - -
2005 10 11 136 12.3 3
2006 12 42 741 17.6 10
2007 13 65 926 14.2 11
2008 14 40 670 16.8 7
Totals 49 158 2,476 15.7 31