It was reported last week that Mays was close to signing with the Jets.
A seven-year NFL veteran, Mays spent 2014 with the Chiefs where he made 17 tackles in eight games.
The signing is expected to be made official next week. Mays appeared in eight games for the Chiefs in 2014 and totaled 20 tackles.
Mays played in eight games for the Chiefs last season and totaled 20 tackles. During his seven-year career, Mays has produced 181 tackles.
The 29-year-old has been in the league for seven seasons. He has played for the Eagles, Broncos, Texans and Chiefs. Over his career he has registered 240 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, six passes defensed and one forced fumble.
The move, according to the Kansas City Star, will save the club $2.7 million in cap space. He was slated to earn a base salary of $2.35 million, with a roster bonus of $300,000 and a workout bonus of $50,000.
Mays appeared in eight games in 2014 and totaled 20 tackles and one fumble recovery.
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