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JOSH MAUGA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chiefs LB Mauga found the right situation in Kansas City

Three men ultimately turned Josh Mauga from a reserve linebacker to the potential starter he is today.The first two, Bob Sutton and Mark DeLeone, first noticed Mauga with the New York Jets. Sutton was a linebackers coach, and his assistant, DeLeone, coached Mauga up.“He (had) knowledge of the system,” remembered Sutton, who told the team's official website he insisted on Mauga...
Via Fox Sports
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Josh Mauga has the confidence of the coaching staff to be a starter in middle of defense

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Josh Mauga was expected to be a role player in 2014, but pressed into action at inside linebacker last season and did well enough the team signed  him to a three-year, $8 million contract this offseason. Mauga will again be in the mix to start next to Derrick Johnson in 2015 and defensive coordinator Bob Sutton, who coached Mauga with the Jets,...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Finding Playmakers at ILB - Draft Science 2015 part 3

In Part three of this year’s Draft Science, I am diving into the Inside Linebackers. Most analysts will dwell on the edge linebackers, but you need playmakers in the middle too. As the NFL drifts more toward being a “passing league”, two things happen. First, Inside linebackers become more valuable if they can stay on the field on passing downs. Secondly, change of direction...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs re-sign MLB Josh Mauga

Josh Mauga was a 2009 undrafted free agent who played 235 snaps from 2009-2013 and was out of the league entirely in 2013, but he ended up making the Chiefs’ 53 man roster and starting 15 games in place of an injured Derrick Johnson. Mauga predictably struggled through, grading out 54th out of 60 eligible. Johnson will be back in 2015, but Mauga could still have a role for the...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs sign LB Josh Mauga to three-year deal, release Vance Walker

The Chiefs are bringing back linebacker Josh Mauga on a three-year deal, a person familiar with the move told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the decision. The move to retain Mauga, a pending free agent, came one day after the Chiefs parted ways with veteran linebacker Joe Mays. Mauga will likely start...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Source: Chiefs sign LB Josh Mauga to 3-year contract

The Chiefs are bringing back linebacker Josh Mauga on a three-year deal, a person familiar with the move told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the decision. The move to retain Mauga, a pending free agent, came one day after the Chiefs parted ways with veteran linebacker Joe Mays. Mauga will likely start...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs linebacker Mauga preps to face former team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Finally healthy and given a shot to start, linebacker Josh Mauga suddenly leads the resurgent Kansas City Chiefs in tackles nearing the midway point of the season. Never heard of him? The New York Jets can give you a primer. When they visit Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, they will gaze across the field at the very same linebacker that they decided was washed...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs make series of moves ahead of practice

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The Chiefs signed offensive tackle Ryan Harris and linebacker Josh Mauga while waiving linebacker DeRon Furr on Thursday before their first full-squad practice of training camp. Of course, the big news of the day is the arrival of Jamaal Charles. The Pro Bowl running back was expected at practice after agreeing to terms on a two-year contract extension that will...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs Sign LB Josh Mauga

  The Chiefs are signing LB Josh Mauga to a contract on Wednesday, according to his agent Michael Hoffman. Mauga, 27, signed on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Nevada back in 2009. He has spent his first four years with the team, but unfortunately suffered a back injury and was placed on season-ending injured reserve. The Chiefs do have some depth at inside linebacker...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent LB Josh Mauga To Work Out With Chiefs Monday

  Gil Brandt of NFL.com reports that the Chiefs will work out former Jets LB Josh Mauga, monday. Brandt sees enough talent in Mauga to note that he believes Mauga is a “good player.” Mauga, 27, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jets in 2009 out of Nevada.  He has battled injuries in his brief career, but has also proven to be a strong special teams contributor...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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