- Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Jets, taking care of some backburner business Saturday, re-signed LB Josh Mauga to a one-year contract, according to his agent, Michael Hoffman.
Mauga was a restricted free agent. Instead of making the low tender offer ($1.32 million), which would've entitled them to the right of first refusal but no draft-pick compensation, the Jets were able to sign him for less than the tender amount, probably the $630,000 minimum. It made sense for both sides. Mauga didn't have any leverage after missing the final 11 games with a torn pectoral muscle, but he preferred to remain with the Jets instead of trying free agency.