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Bengals Bites (3/6) - Signing Rey

The Bengals probably made the right move in signing Rey Maualuga to a new deal. Maurice Jones Drew hangs up the cleats. The Redskins mascot situation is still a mess.

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Cincinnati Bengals re-sign Rey Maualuga -
The Bengals announced Thursday that linebacker Rey Maualuga has been re-signed to a three-year deal. Maualuga has had an up-and-down career since getting drafted in the second round of the 2009 draft. But he played well last season and the team clearly missed him when he was out of the lineup for four games last year.

Maurice Jones-Drew Is Retiring
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew just announced his retirement from the NFL, which is oddly affecting, because he was tiny and strong and great and so much fun to watch.

New Fake Indian Joins Old Fake Indian In NY High School's R-Word Fight
The "Redskins" name controversy has played out all over America for years now, in precincts high and low. It's now turned up, though, in the last place you'd expect—Lancaster, N.Y. Some of the same spurious Indians defending the NFL team's name jumped in the small-town fray this week.

Colts tender Jerrell Freeman, Boom Herron, Daniel Adongo | ProFootballTalk
The Colts made the necessary offers to hang onto some of their restricted free agents today. Most notably, the Colts tendered restricted free agent linebacker Jerrell Freeman at the second-round level.

49ers sign Jerome Simpson to two-year deal | ProFootballTalk
Jerome Simpson will attempt to jump-start his career in San Francisco. Simpson, the former Bengals and Vikings wide receiver, has signed a two-year contract with the 49ers, the club said Thursday. The 29-year-old Simpson has gained 13.8 yards per catch in his six-year NFL career.