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Mauldin recently said that he feels fully healthy after requiring season-ending back surgery last September, Randy Lange of the Jets' official site reports. "I'm out there running at the same speed that I was before. I'm definitely staying in the training room so that I can stay healthy this year," Mauldin said.

Heading into 2017, Mauldin showed some promise as a rotational linebacker, racking up 6.5 sacks in his first 26 career games. The 2015 third-round choice has a chance to pick up where he left off if he can prove the back injury is behind him. However, Mauldin will first need to fend off Josh Martin -- the player who replaced him last season -- for a starting role at outside linebacker.

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