Mauga finished the 2015 regular season with 58 tackles (46 solo), one sack and two interceptions. Playing alongside Derrick Johnson, Mauga made a slight impact of his own on the inside, thous he was no where near his counterpart's 116 tackles. It's possible the Chiefs will look to add some depth on the inside prior to the 2016 campaign, but Mauga is currently in line to retain the starting role.
Mauga notched nine solo tackles in Sunday's win over the Bills. Mauga was all over the field on Sunday in a sloppy high-scoring affair with the Bills. The sixth-year linebacker tallied his season high in tackles with nine, on a day where the majority of the Chiefs' defenders struggled. Don't expect numbers like this on a regular basis, however, as Mauga only has 36 tackles on the season and holds minimal IDP value compared to others at the position.
Josh Mauga, who was eligible for unrestricted free agency, has agreed to re-sign a three-year deal with the Chiefs worth approximately $8 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 27-year-old Mauga registered a career-best 103 tackles last season for Kansas City, after spending his first three years in the league with the Jets.
The Chiefs listed the following players as probable for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh: Allen Bailey, Jamaal Charles, Anthony Fasano, Zach Fulton, Phillip Gaines, Jaye Howard, Josh Mauga, Joe Mays, Chris Owens and Sean Smith. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (illness) and linebacker Tamba Hali (knee) are the only players listed as questionable. The Chiefs did not list any players as doubtful or out. The Chiefs are 3-point underdogs.
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (knee) is active for the game at Arizona after being listed as probable. Other probables suiting up are wideout Donnie Avery (groin), punter Dustin Colquitt (calf), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), linebacker Dee Ford (quadriceps), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), linebacker James-Michael Johnson (knee), linebacker Josh Mauga (back), guard Mike McGlynn (quadriceps), cornerback Chris Owens (knee) and cornerback Sean Smith (groin).
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