Jets Re-Sign Special Teamer Mauga

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets have re-signed linebacker Josh Mauga, one of the team’s four restricted free agents, to a one-year contract.

Agent Michael Hoffman confirmed the deal on his Twitter page Saturday. Mauga is a key backup and special teams performer who missed 11 games last season with a torn pectoral muscle.

The Jets decided not to offer Mauga a low tender offer of $1.32 million, and instead were able to re-sign him at presumably an even lower amount.

The Jets’ other RFAs are tight end Jeff Cumberland, who received the $1.32 million tender, long snapper Tanner Purdum and offensive tackle Austin Howard.

Offseason chatter has been highlighted by the Jets’ need to address their quarterback position and the possibility of trading superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Will Mauga be a key special teams performer in 2013?  Share your thoughts below…

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