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Draft Scout Joe Mays News
04/13/15 - LB Joe Mays was signed by the Jets Monday (April 13).
Mays has played for four teams in seven seasons. Last year, he recorded 17 tackles in eight games (three starts) for the Kansas City Chiefs. His contract was terminated by the Chiefs on March 5.
He was drafted in the sixth round by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008 and played two years for them before being traded to the Denver Broncos.
He started 21 games for Denver from 2010 to 2012 and played for the Houston Texans in 2013.
In 69 games (38 starts), he has tallied 211 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
03/05/15 - LB Joe Mays had his contract terminated by the Chiefts Thursday (March 5).
Mays signed with the Chiefs in 2014 and started three of the eight games in which he played, notching 17 tackles and one fumble recovery. The seven-year veteran also has played for the Philadelphia Eagles (2008-09), Denver Broncos (2010-12) and Houston Texans (2013).
Mays was scheduled to make $3 million this year, including a $600,000 roster bonus.
12/10/14 - LB Joe Mays finally got his chance to start at middle linebacker for the Chiefs, as he opened with the first defense against Arizona. Mays tore a ligament in his right wrist in the second preseason game and did not return to the active roster until November 9th. It wasn't until his fifth game last Sunday against Arizona that he saw significant playing time on defense, starting the game and getting 34 snaps in the Chiefs base 3-4-4 defense.
"I thought Joe played physical, downhill football," said Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. "He did a good job with that."
11/08/14 - LB Joe Mays was activated from reserve/injured, designated for return by the Chiefs Saturday (Nov. 8). Mays (5-11, 244) has seen action in 61 contests (35 starts) in six NFL seasons with the Houston Texans (2013), Denver Broncos (2010-12) and Philadelphia Eagles (2008-09). He joined Kansas City as a free agent on March 12, 2014 and was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return on Sept. 2, 2014. His career numbers include 194 tackles (141 solo), 18 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks (minus-10.5 yards), six passes defensed and one forced fumble. He originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick (200th overall) of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2008 NFL Draft.
10/30/14 - LB Joe Mays, who is on reserve/injured, designated for return, returned to practice Wednesday (Oct. 29). The Chiefs have 21 days to decide whether to active him or keep him on reserve/injured for the remainder of the season.