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Report: Jets to sign Joe Mays

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Jets add another linebacker

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ESPN's Adam Caplan reported earlier today that the Jets are expected to ink inside linebacker Joe Mays to a contract early next week:

Mays is an 8 year veteran, having done stints with Philadelphia, Denver, Houston, and Kansas City. Last year Mays was active for 8 games and played 122 defensive snaps, recording 20 tackles on defense and special teams. Mays best season came in 2013 where he recorded 67 tackles, 1 sack, and 3 passes defensed in 13 starts for Houston. A compact 5-11, 244 pounds, Mays is known as a decent run stopper who struggles in pass coverage due to his height and moderate athleticism. He also is not much of a playmaker, with only 1 forced fumble, 1.5 sacks, and zero interceptions in his career. I cannot imagine that Mays is getting anything more than the veteran minimum and he is far from a lock to make the team, especially with David Harris, Demario Davis, and Erin Henderson presumably ahead of him.

Welcome, Joe Mays.