Rotowire: Jan 13 / 10:09a ET
News: Mauga recorded eight tackles (four solo), a half-sack, and a tackle for loss in the regular-season finale against the Chargers.
Impact: Mauga entered 2014 as a backup to Derrick Johnson and Joe Mays at inside linebacker, but injuries to both handed the starting jobs to Mauga and James-Michael Johnson. Mauga took advantage of his opportunity to the tune of 103 tackles (82 solo). He enters the offseason as a free agent, and while it seems unlikely he will return to the Chiefs as a starter with both Johnson and Mays set to return, he may have set himself up for a multi-year deal with his performance.