Reagan Mauia is trying to make the Cardinals, but they don’t use a FB

HSB Note: “The Cardinals use a predominantly single-back running game. For Mauia to be on the field, the Cardinals would have to employ a two-back formation.”

Trying to make Arizona’s roster, Reagan Mauia said:
“I’m here to help, and contribute wherever I can. I know what I can do, and hopefully there’s a place for me.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “Entering his third season as head coach, Whisenhunt has not used a blocking back since taking over the helm. This time, there may be change, and Mauia impressed with strong lead blocking and standing up tacklers in a recent scrimmage.”

About possibly starting to use a FB, Whisenhunt said:
“We’ll utilize players based on their strengths. (Mauia) has been here only a few days, so I’m anxious to see what he can do.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “Mauia was selected in the sixth round of the 2007 draft by the Miami Dolphins. He started nine of 16 games, but carried only four times for 5 yards. His stay in south Florida ended when Mauia was released by Miami after the 2008 training camp. He subsequently signed with Cincinnati, but suffered a season-ending hamstring injury against Pittsburgh in Week 7, and was placed on injured reserve Oct. 24. Mauia then reached an injury settlement with Cincinnati on Nov. 26 of last season, and eventually signed with the Cardinals on Aug. 5.”

About how he wants to play for the Cardinals, Mauia said:
“I have high expectations. I know I can contribute and I know I can help make a difference. I always wanted to come here, and with this team coming off a Super Bowl season, it’s a great atmosphere. The guys here are awesome, and this is where I want to be.” (HSB)


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