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Joe Mays | Linebacker | #57

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 244
College: North Dakota State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (200) / PHI
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Chargers signed ILB Joe Mays.
Mays, 30, spent the summer with the Jets, but was part of final cuts. At his best, he's a serviceable two-down thumper and special teams player. The Bolts lost ILB Denzel Perryman to a strained pectoral muscle Sunday. Mon, Oct 26, 2015 06:44:00 PM

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Jets released ILB Joe Mays.

Mays was given $60,000 guaranteed in April and would have been owed a $20,000 roster bonus if he was on the roster Week 1. A two-down thumper entering his age-30 season, Mays could struggle to find a new home. New York also waived S Durrell Eskridge.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 10:34:00 AM

Jets signed ILB Joe Mays, formerly of the Chiefs.

This deal was expected for the last week. Mays, 30 in July, adds inside linebacker depth to a Jets team that has made upgrading that position a priority this offseason. On defense, Mays is a two-down run thumper.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 03:55:00 PM

The Jets are expected to sign free agent ILB Joe Mays.

Mays will turn 30 this summer and is merely a two-down run stopper. The Jets are looking for bodies behind starters David Harris and Demario Davis.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 10:04:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Jets "have interest in signing" free agent ILB Joe Mays.

Mays, 30 in July, is a two-down run stopper from the inside. He missed eight games with a wrist injury last season for the Chiefs and played just 122 snaps.
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 09:18:00 AM

Free agent ILB Joe Mays is visiting the Chargers.

It's Mays' first-known visit since he was cut loose by the Chiefs two weeks ago. He'd provide depth behind injury-prone Donald Butler and a mediocre Manti Te'o.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 05:19:00 PM

Chiefs released ILB Joe Mays.

The move clears $2.7 million in cap space. Mays signed a two-year, $6 million deal last March, but was limited to eight games by a wrist injury. He was ineffective in 122 snaps. Going on 30, Mays could struggle for guaranteed money on the open market.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 05:02:00 PM

Chiefs activated ILB Joe Mays (wrist) off injured reserve/designated for return.

LB Jerry Franklin was waived in a corresponding move. Mays will slot in next to Josh Mauga in the center of the Chiefs' defense when active.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Chiefs placed ILB Joe Mays (wrist) on injured reserve/designated to return.

Mays is recovering from surgery after tearing a tendon in his wrist. He'll be eligible to return in Week 10. James-Michael Johnson and Josh Mauga will pick up the slack opposite Derrick Johnson while Mays recovers.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 05:14:00 PM

Chiefs ILB Joe Mays (wrist) is expected to miss at least six weeks.

Mays, who was expected to replace Akeem Jordan as the two-down starter next to Derrick Johnson, tore a tendon in his wrist and needed surgery. It's likely we won't see him until after the Week 6 bye. Nico Johnson started the third preseason game next to Johnson, with James-Michael Johnson and Josh Mauga also expected to be in the mix until Mays returns.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 08:17:00 AM

Chiefs ILB Joe Mays is undergoing surgery to repair a torn tendon in his wrist.

Mays suffered the injury in last week's preseason game against the Panthers. It is unclear when he will return. For now, he should be considered doubtful for Week 1. Mays is slotted in opposite Derrick Johnson. James-Michael Johnson is the next man up on the depth chart if Mays isn't ready for the opener.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Chiefs signed ILB Joe Mays, formerly of the Texans, to a two-year, $6 million contract.

Mays, 29 in July, is a two-down run-stopping inside 'backer. He'll be given the first crack at the starting job next to ILB Derrick Johnson in the middle of the Chiefs' 3-4 defense, though second-year ILB Nico Johnson has a similar skill set. Mays registered 67 tackles in 13 starts for the Texans last season.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 04:51:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Chiefs are interested in free agent ILB Joe Mays.

Mays was released by the Broncos on the eve of training camp last summer, but was serviceable as a run stopper for the Texans. He spent the first two years of his career playing for Andy Reid in Philadelphia, so he has a Chiefs connection.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 10:28:00 PM

Texans signed ILB Joe Mays, formerly of the Broncos.

Mays, 28, managed just 20 tackles across six games (four starts) in Denver last year, losing his starting job to washed-up Keith Brooking before suffering a severe leg and ankle fracture in late October. The Texans need depth at inside 'backer, but they're not going to like it if Mays is ever forced to start.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 03:04:00 PM

The Sideline View's Adam Caplan reports the Texans have "sincere interest" in free agent ILB Joe Mays.

Per Caplan, there's a "realistic chance" the Texans make Mays a contract offer within the next 24 hours. Mays visited the Redskins on Saturday night, but left without a deal. The Texans are seemingly annually thin at inside linebacker.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 06:55:00 PM

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