Mauti was released by the Saints on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Mauti has spent the last three seasons in the Bayou after having been in Minnesota for the first two years of his career. Although largely used as a special teamer, the former Penn Stater did start two games during the 2017 campaign. Given his relative youth and sizable experience, look for Mauti to latch on elsewhere as a strong veteran presence.
Mauti has been with the Saints the past three years as a backup linebacker, drawing four starts and playing in 35 games over that span. He recorded 11 tackles and one forced fumble last year as a depth defender and special teams player. He'll likely see a similar role in 2018.
Mauti (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's NFC divisional-round game against the Vikings.
Mauti was forced to miss Friday's practice due to an undisclosed illness, but the starting outside linebacker will be ready for Sunday's playoff tilt.
Mauti (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC divisional-round game against the Vikings.
Mauti was out sick Friday but seems likely to be cleared to play in time for Sunday's all-important playoff tilt. If not, Jonathan Freeny could be forced into an expanded role.
|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|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||11||11||8.0||3||0||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||---|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||11||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|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||11||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|