Mauga will miss the entire 2016 season due to a labral tear. The veteran linebacker was expected to be a catalyst of the Chief's defense. Ramik Wilson will have a chance to earn a starting spot during his absence.
Mauga required an MRI after suffering a groin strain but appears nearly ready to rejoin practice on a full basis. Barring a major setback of some kind, he should be good to go for the start of the regular season and possible some of the preseason. However, groin strains can linger, so it's something to monitor.
Josh 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 Kansas City 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 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 in which the majority of the
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