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Bengals Banter: Talking Terence Newman, Rey Maualuga, & the Receiving Corps

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November 4, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Terence Newman (23) intercepts a pass intended for Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) at Paul Brown Stadium. Denver won the game 31-23. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent cornerback Terence Newman was a guest on NFL AM yesterday morning, and when speaking about his free agent status, he said he wants to play for a winner, and compared the Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati, the two clubs he’s deciding between as of now. He also said he just wants to win a Super Bowl, even if it means he’s a backup playing exclusively on special teams.

When asked about the Bengals’ chances for a Super Bowl he responded, “I don’t think it’s far at all.

While news today of Re Maualuga’s re-signing with the Bengals was met with much backlash from fans, Head coach Marvin Lewis openly praised the move:

"Rey has been a fine young player for us, and he continues to grow on and off the field. He is passionate about becoming a great player, and we’re excited to have him back as we work with these signings to keep our defense together."

Linebackers coach Paul Guenther was also ecstatic to have Maualuga to return:

"Rey is a big, physical guy who plays with a lot of passion and energy. He knows the defense and he can play a couple of different spots, and that’s going to give us some flexibility as well as some experience in our room."