Played in 52 games over four seasons at Hawaii (2008-11) with 37 starts, and recorded 95 total tackles, 6.5 sacks, 11.5 tackles-for-loss and two forced fumbles.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Washington as a college free agent on 5-3-12 ... Waived by Redskins on 5-7-12 ... Acquired by Cincinnati on waivers from Washington on 5-8-12.
COLLEGE: Started all 13 games as a senior and was named second-team All-WAC, totaling 38 tackles, including four for-loss, with three sacks and one forced fumble ... Started all 14 games as a junior for 10-4 Hawaii squad and recorded 32 tackles, including 2.5 for-loss, with one sack and one forced fumble ... As a sophomore, played in 11 games, with eight starts, and logged 15 tackles, including 2.5 for-loss, with one sack ... Played in 14 games as a freshman, with two starts, and tallied 10 tackles, including 2.5 for-loss, and one sack ... Redshirted in 2007.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Kalaheo, on the island of Kauai in Hawaii ... Attended Kamehameha High School, where he earned second-team all-state honors as a senior and helped lead his team to 2005 state championship ... Named academic All-WAC all four years at Hawaii ... Majored in business at Hawaii ... Last name is pronounced “MEE-uh-TOHNG-guh.”
The Bengals are trying to wrap up a couple of deals before free agency opens next week in an attempt to keep their offensive line intact and begin the effort to shore up their linebackers corps.
The Bengals are hoping to keep a few of their own this season in free agency, like middle backer Rey Maualuga. The model for what they do this March might be what they did three years ago.