Miami Dolphins sign former Eureka Logger Rey Maualuga

The Miami Dolphins have signed veteran NFL linebacker Rey Maualuga -- formerly a standout for the Eureka Loggers -- to a one-year deal. The Dolphins announced this over the weekend after one of their new linebackers suffered a season-ending injury.

“Obviously my body is getting older and there are a bunch of younger, faster guys that are coming into the league,” Maualuga told Humboldt Last Week last winter. “But my knowledge is still there -- I’m still keeping up with these guys…”

Maualuga, 30 years old, played for the Cincinnati Bengals for eight seasons after they drafted him in the second round in 2009. Before that he played for USC.

According to Sporting News, the former Eureka Logger “would still be with Cincinnati had it not been for the cap hit his team would have had to take with him on the roster.” His former coach Marvin Lewis recently said he is a "tough and productive player... and a fine teammate..."

Rey Maualuga, Wikipedia Commons photo by Jeffrey Beall