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Bengals tender offers to Hawkins, Rey

1:03 PM, Mar 5, 2014   |    comments
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Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cincinnati Bengals have tendered contract offers to wide receiver Andrew Hawkins and linebacker Vincent Rey.

Hawkins has 86 catches for 995 yards with four touchdowns in three years with the Bengals. After hauling in 51 passes during the 2012 season, he missed the first half of the 2013 campaign recovering from an ankle injury and finished with 12 receptions for 199 yards.

Rey posted 54 tackles with four sacks and two interceptions in 16 games last year, starting three when Rey Maualuga was hurt. He was also a special teams captain.

The Bengals also tendered wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, who appeared in 10 games last season and notched six catches for 61 yards.

"This is part of the yearly process to help us retain our core group of young players," said Bengals coach Marvin Lewis. "Andrew, Vinny and Dane have earned the opportunity to look at the market, but we want them back with us. They are certainly in our plans."

The trio can negotiate with other teams as restricted free agents, but the Bengals can match any contract offer.

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