Three veteran linebackers ... two on their way down. I do believe we will be better than last year even though they are all playing new positions in a new defense. I'm glad that "rotation" talk is over.
Barry Jackson wrote:
Linebacker Rey Maualuga, who had been held out of some practices while working on his conditioning, said he participated in team drills on Monday, working some alongside starters Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons, and said he’s ready to play in a game.
“Slowly but surely, I’m getting there,” he said. “We Somoans tend to be big boned. I feel good. I’m preparing as if I’m going to play” in the opener against Tampa Bay.
Maualuga, who signed Aug. 19 - more than a week after Raekwon McMillan’s season-ending knee injury - reported at 270 pounds and said he has met Miami’s target weight (mid 250s).
Asked if he expects to be a starter, as he has been for most of his career in Cincinnati, he said: “That’s everyone’s dream. Everyone would want” to start.
Adam Gase declined to say when asked If Maualuga will start.
Maulauga finally has a number - the 58 he has worn throughout his career.
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