Adam Caplan reports the Jets have expressed interest in Joe Mays.
#Jets have interest in signing ILB Joe Mays, per source. He visited the #Chargers last month.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 8, 2015
Mays has been in the NFL since 2008 and has played stints with the Eagles, Broncos, Texans, and Chiefs. He has started 38 games in his career, recording 240 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
If signed, Mays would profile as part of the mix to back up David Harris and Demario Davis at the inside linebacker position.
A year ago, Mays signed a two year contract with Kansas City with $2 million in guaranteed money. He counted around $1.9 million against the cap in 2014 and would have counted $3.7 million in 2015 had he stayed with the Chiefs.
Here's how Arrowhead Pride described his season:
Mays was brought to Kansas City as a complement to Derrick Johnson at inside linebacker last year. Things took a step back before they could really get going when Mays was injured before the season, which forced him to sit out more than half the year. The Chiefs had a number of inside linebackers during the season with injuries to both inside linebackers.