NFL notebook: Miami Dolphins waive Rey Maualuga after arrest

By The Sports Xchange  |  Nov. 18, 2017 at 11:06 PM
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The Miami Dolphins waived Rey Maualuga on Saturday, hours after the linebacker was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge.

Court records in Miami-Dade County reveal that Maualuga was arrested after an early morning incident at a downtown Miami nightclub, allegedly involving a dispute over a bar bill.

Police said Maualuga began upset and refused to pay a $40 bar tab before grabbing an unidentified person by the throat and shoving him at Club E11even, the Miami Herald reported. The 30-year-old was escorted out of the club and arrested by police.

Maualuga recorded 23 tackles in six games during his first season with the Dolphins (4-5) after playing eight years with the Cincinnati Bengals.

--Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a neck injury, according to multiple reports.

The news comes after the team lost star cornerback Richard Sherman to a torn Achilles in last week's "Thursday Night Game" win against the Arizona Cardinals. Sherman was placed on injured reserve and had surgery to repair his Achilles on Wednesday.

Chancellor, an eight-year veteran, left the Seahawks' 22-16 win on Nov. 9 with a neck injury on the Cardinals' final possession.

--The Baltimore Ravens activated running back Danny Woodhead from injured reserve/designated for return.

Woodhead has recovered from a hamstring injury he sustained on the opening drive of the Ravens' Week 1 win against the Bengals at Cincinnati. On that possession, he had three catches for 33 yards and one carry for 4 yards before leaving with the injury.

Woodhead's return could be a potential boost for the Ravens' 30th-ranked offense.

--The Cincinnati Bengals promoted linebacker Hardy Nickerson from their practice squad and waived veteran defensive tackle Pat Sims in a corresponding move.

Cincinnati cut Nickerson, a rookie out of the University of Illinois, on Tuesday and re-signed him to the practice squad Wednesday after he cleared waivers.

Nickerson has played in seven games for the Bengals this season, making two tackles on special teams. He also spent Weeks 4 and 5 on the team's practice squad.

--The Denver Broncos signed tight end Austin Traylor to their active roster and waived/injured (shoulder) tight end A.J. Derby.

The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Traylor is a first-year player from the University of Wisconsin who has been on Denver's practice squad since Week 16 in 2016. He entered the NFL as a college free agent with Dallas on May 17, 2016, and spent his rookie season competing on practice squads with the Cowboys, San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens before coming to Denver.

Derby appeared in 15 games (four starts) with the Broncos after being acquired in a trade with the Patriots on Oct. 25, 2016. In nine games this season, Derby recorded 19 catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns.

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