Mauldin worked out for the Saints on Wednesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
Mauldin had previously been dealing with a hamstring issue but has seemingly put any lingering affects in the rearview mirror. It's unclear whether the Saints are running their due diligence or have plans to sign Mauldin to the practice squad. Either way, Mauldin will likely have to wait until 2019 to make a name for himself again.
Mauldin has been ruled out for one week due to a hamstring injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
This is unfortunate news for Mauldin, who just recently returned to full health after undergoing season-ending back surgery last September. In being ruled out for another week, Mauldin will miss his second straight preseason game, which is something the linebacker can hardly afford given that he is currently sitting on the roster bubble.
Mauldin recently indicated he's back to normal after losing his 2017 campaign to season-ending back surgery, Randy Lange of the Jets' official site reports. "I'm out there running at the same speed that I was before. I'm definitely staying in the training room so that I can stay healthy this year," the linebacker said
Before the 2017 season, Mauldin was showing some promise as a rotational linebacker, racking up 6.5 sacks in his first 26 games. The 2015 third-rounder has a chance to pick up where he left off in 2018 if he can show his back injury is behind him. However, Mauldin will first need to fend off Josh Martin -- the guy who replaced him last season -- for the starting role.
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|2016||New York Jets||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|