Maiava’s time with Cleveland is relatively non-descript. He was a fourth round pick by Eric Mangini in 2009. He was a spot starter at times due to injuries and had a few highlights here and there as a depth type of player. At 5’11” and 230 pounds he was a bit undersized to be an NFL linebacker from the get go.
In the end, Maiava ends his Browns run with 99 tackles and 4.5 sacks in four seasons with the Cleveland Browns.