After the end of this weekend's minicamp, the Eagles have scheduled a visit and physical with undrafted rookie free agent linebacker Josh Mauga from Nevada, his agent told the Lahontan Valley News.
Mauga, 6-1, 243, was the WAC leader in tackles through the first seven games of the 2007 season and then injured an MCL, but returned in time to record 11 tackles in the Wolfpack's bowl game. In 2008, he played through a torn pectoral muscle and had 54 tackles with 3.5 sacks. He took part in the scouting combine and Nevada's pro day and then had surgery. He is halfway through a 10-week rehab and agent Michael Hoffman said he is ahead of schedule.
He has played outside in a 3-4 and also played the both middle and strong side in Nevada's 4-3 as a senior, according to NFL.com.
“The issue with Josh is strictly medical,” Hoffman said. “People understand and know he’s a talented player. At this point people want to see he’s healthy. It’s not that he’s missing anything (workouts). Once he’s healthy he’ll be somewhere.”
Hoffman said a number of teams have expressed interest in Mauga, but the biggest concern right now is his health.
“They have a strong interest in Josh and they want to see how it goes with him,” Hoffman said of the Eagles. “Other teams were interested, but at this point, they’re the first team to step up. Numerous teams have shown interest but want to get a sense of what he can do (after he’s medically cleared to play).”
For those of you who are historically oriented, today marks the 40th anniversary of Leonard Tose's purchase of the Eagles from Jerry Wolman. Tose spent $16.5 million for the Birds, which was then the most ever paid for a pro football franchise. Hard to believe that the Eagles are now worth more than a billion.
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