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Chiefs Release LB Joe Mays

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has released linebacker Joe Mays


Mays (5-11, 244)has played in 69 games (38 starts) in seven NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2014), Houston Texans (2013), Denver Broncos (2010-12) and Philadelphia Eagles (2008-09). His career numbers include 211 tackles (155 solo), 1.5 sacks (-10.5 yards), nine quarterback pressures and six passes defensed. He has added one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In one season with the Chiefs, Mays played in eight games (three starts) recording 17 tackles (14 solo) and one fumble recovery. Mays also tallied three special teams tackles. He originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick (200th overall) of the Eagles in the 2008 NFL Draft. Mays played collegiately at North Dakota State and prepped at Hyde Park Career Academy in Chicago, Illinois.

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