Mauga was released by the Chiefs on Monday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.
The Chiefs announced the release of Mauga on the same day they acquired linebacker Reggie Ragland from the Bills, as the latter presumably made Mauga expendable in Kansas City. There's a good chance he'll latch on elsewhere, considering he offers six seasons of experience.
Mauga (hip) returned to the field during Friday's preseason game against the 49ers, Blair Kerkhoff of The Kansas City Star reports.
Mauga was sidelined for all of last season with the hip injury, but now returns to the fold to provide the club with some depth at inside linebacker. The 30-year-old inside linebacker was positioned to earn a starting role with the club last season, but his injury opened the door for Ramik Wilson. He will return in a reserve role behind Wilson, but would likely be the next man up if either he or Derrick Johnson suffers an injury.
Mauga missed Friday's practice with a hip flexor injury, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Mauga's injury doesn't appear to be very serious. Look for him to return to action sooner rather than later.
Mauga signed a contract with the Chiefs on Thursday.
The linebacker has spent the past three years with the Chiefs - starting in 30 games from 2014 to 2015, but missed almost all of last season due to a shoulder injury. Now back and healthy, the veteran linebacker offers some insurance in case Derrick Johnson (Achilles) struggles to return to the field. If he can remain healthy throughout training camp, the Mauga could have a prominent role on defense in 2017.
Mauga (shoulder) will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.
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 (groin) sat out of Tuesday's practice, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.
Mauga was able to participate in a light workout session Monday after straining his groin last Friday, but when the team returned to full pads Tuesday, the veteran linebacker was seen working individually on the side. The minor injury isn't expected to plague Mauga for an extended period of time, as he could return to practice later this week.
Mauga (groin) was spotted wearing shorts, but was out with the team at practice Monday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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.
Mauga suffered a strained groin and will undergo an MRI, Chiefs' reporter BJ Kissel reports.
Look for updates to come next week on the severity of the groin injury. If he misses extended time, look for Ramik Wilson to take the first-team reps.
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).
The Chiefs enter their Week 14 showdown vs. Arizona relatively healthy, according to its final injury report released on Friday. 13 of the 15 players on the report were listed as probable. Defensive end Allen Bailey and wide receiver Junior Hemingway were both ruled out with concussions.
The following players were designated as probable: Wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin), running back Jamaal Charles (knee), punter Dustin Colquitt (right calf), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), defensive back Jamell Fleming (hamstring), linebacker Dee Ford (quad), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), linebacker James-Michael Johnson (back, knee), linebacker Josh Mauga (back), guard Mike McGlynn (quad), cornerback Chris Owens (knee) and cornerback Sean Smith (groin).
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday linebacker James-Michael Johnson, defensive lineman Dee Ford and linebacker Josh Mauga suffered injuries during Sunday's game against the Broncos. Johnson and Mauga sustained lower back spasms, while Ford suffered a quad contusion.
The Chiefs play the Cardinals in Week 14.
The Chiefs will have Jamaal Charles and Travis Kelce available Week 11 against the Seahawks.
The news isn't really a surprise; both players were listed as probable heading into the game. The team will have all their probable players available for the contest. Tamba Hali, Josh Martin, Josh Mauga and Sean Smith are all active.
Cornerback Phillip Gaines, who came into the game listed as questionable, will attempt to play through his injuries.
Four Chiefs defensive backs have landed on the Friday injury report for their Sunday game against Kansas City. But only Jamell Fleming (hamstring) has been ruled out. Phillip Gaines (quad/ankle) and Chris Owens (knee) are questionable while Sean Smith (groin) is probable.
The others ruled out by the Chiefs are wideouts A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) and Donnie Avery (groin). The other questionable is tight end Anthony Fasano (knee). Headlining the probables are linebacker Tamba Hali (knee) and featured back Jamaal Charles (shoulder/elbow). Also probable are tight end Travis Kelce (ribs) and linebackers Josh Mauga (groin) and Josh Martin (hamstring/knee).
The Chiefs unveiled their inactive list for Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, and it features 11 players not in uniform for the game.
The players list as inactive are: defensive backs Eric Berry (heel) and Damond Smith; wide receivers Dwayne Bowe and Junior Hemingway (hip); running back Charcandrick West; offensive lineman Ryan McKee; linebackers Josh Mauga and Joe Mays (wrist); and defensive linemen Mike DeVito, Kona Schwenke and Mike Catapano.
In addition to running back Jamaal Charles, who's being held out as a precaution, the following Chiefs did not make the trip to Carolina for Sunday night's game: safety Eric Berry, defensive back Damond Smith, defensive end Mike DeVito, receiver Albert Wilson, defensive end Mike Catapano, linebacker Josh Mauga, defensive tackle Kona Schwenke and running back Joe McKnight.
The Chiefs signed former Jets linebacker Josh Mauga, according to his agent. Mauga spent last season on IR with a back injury.