27-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Maiava was on the field for just 118 of the Raiders' 1,029 defensive snaps in 2013, but he could take on a slightly larger role alongside Nick Roach if defensive coordinator Jason Tarver goes with mor...
2014 ADP: –
Kaluka Maiava Contract Information:
Waived by the Raiders in November of 2014.
Maiava (hamstring) was waived off of injured reserve by the Raiders on Monday, CSN Bay Area reports.
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Kaluka Maiava: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Maiava's hamstring injury, suffered during the team's Week 4 matchup against Miami, will deplete an already-thin linebacking corps. The team has not yet named a replacement, but it is expected to announce the signing of a free agent shortly. Maiava will end the year having played in just 13 games in his first two seasons with the Raiders.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Maiava was brought in during the offseason for depth with Phillip Wheeler and Rolando McClain leaving town. The 26-year-old linebacker dealt with a foot injury early in camp, but if he can get healthy, Maiava figures to serve as the top backup on the weak side.
Maiava was able to record 34 tackles and one forced fumble in 16 games, including six starts, in 2011. The former fourth-round pick out of Southern California got increased opportunities at the end of the season when Scott Fujita was lost to injury. Maiava, along with rookie linebacker James-Michael Johnson, is a possible place-holder to start 2012 as Fujita serves his three-game "BountyGate" suspension. Thereafter he will add depth to the linebacking group and contribute on special teams.
He has some potential down the road, but will need some grooming before he is considered a starter. Still, he will be an active presence on special teams and will be a serviceable backup in his second season.