Mauti, who has dealt with ulcerative colitis since his senior year at Penn State, hopes to return in 2017 following three surgeries, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Mauti is currently a free agent as he continues his recovery, but he has remained in touch with the Saints while he continues to gain weight in hopes of returning to his usual playing weight. He's still limited in terms of physical activity, but he's expecting to resume full training sometime in May.
No specifics on the illness have been released, but news of the procedure, combined with Mauti's placement on the reserve/non-football injury list Monday, does not bode well for the linebacker's status the remainder of the season. Look for more updates to come as the team updates the situation. In the meantime, newly signed linebacker Sam Barrington is expected to have an expanded role on the defense.
The Saints placed Mauti (illness) on this reserve/non-football injury list Monday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
Mauti missed Sunday's loss to the Broncos due to an illness. Not much was known about the illness at the time, but his placement on the NFI list is certainly not a positive sign. Expect an update on his status when the team releases more information.
|P1||8/10/17||@ CLE||8:00 pm|
|P2||8/20/17||@ LAC||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/17||@ MIN||7:10 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ MIA||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/22/17||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|14||12/7/17||@ ATL||8:25 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||37||26.0||11||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||8||9||8.0||1||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||No.||Yds||Lg||Avg||Blk||I20||TB||Downed||No||Ret Yds||TD||Net Avg|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||---||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||8||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||8||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|