- 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 and a capable inside linebacker.
Kansas City returns a strong group at linebacker, including Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, and Nico Johnson. They also added pass-rusher Dee Ford in the draft. Mauga’s special teams contributions however, put him in a position where he could make the roster.