The Jets released veteran linebacker Joe Mays on Saturday, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
Mays played in eight games for New York last season, recording 20 tackles.
The Jets have officially signed free agent linebacker Joe Mays, the team has announced.
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 Jets are on the verge of signing linebacker Joe Mays, sources told ESPN.
The signing is expected to be made official next week. Mays appeared in eight games for the Chiefs in 2014 and totaled 20 tackles.
The Jets are considering adding linebacker Joe Mays, a source told ESPN.
Mays played in eight games for the Chiefs last season and totaled 20 tackles. During his seven-year career, Mays has produced 181 tackles.
Linebacker Joe Mays is scheduled to visit with the Chargers, according to FoxSports.com.
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 Chiefs have decided to part ways with veteran linebacker Joe Mays, the organization announced on Thursday.
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.
The Chiefs have ruled quarterback Alex Smith (spleen) and cornerback Phillip Gaines (illness) out for Sunday's Week 17 divisional showdown against the Chargers.
Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (shoulder), running back Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) and guard Zach Fulton (foot, toe) were labeled questionable. Meanwhile, tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), linebacker/defensive end Josh Martin (hand) and inside linebacker Joe Mays (knee) were deemed probable.
The Chiefs listed the following players as probable for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh: Allen Bailey, Jamaal Charles, Anthony Fasano, Zach Fulton, Phillip Gaines, Jaye Howard, Josh Mauga, Joe Mays, Chris Owens and Sean Smith.
Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (illness) and linebacker Tamba Hali (knee) are the only players listed as questionable. The Chiefs did not list any players as doubtful or out.
The Chiefs are 3-point underdogs.
On the team's final injury report of the week, the Chiefs list defensive end Allen Bailey(concussion) as out for Sunday's game. Bailey missed last week's game as well.
Cornerback Phillip Gaines (concussion) is considered as doubtful. Linebacker Tamba Hali, who participated on a limited basis Friday, is questionable for Sunday with a knee injury. Hali missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. He has five sacks and three forced fumbles this year.
The following players are listed as probable: Husain Abdullah, Donnie Avery, Jamaal Charles, Anthony Fasano, Junior Hemingway, James-Michael Johnson, Joe Mays, Chris Owens and Sean Smith.
The Chiefs activated inside linebacker Joe Mays from injured reserve Saturday and waived linebacker Jerry Franklin, the team announced.
Mays was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return in early September after undergoing wrist surgery during the preseason. His return will give a boost to the inside of the defense, as the Chiefs have had to roll with Josh Mauga and James-Michael Johnson inside after expecting to have Mays and Derrick Johnson at the inside linebacker positions.
The Chiefs placed linebacker Joe Mays on the injured reserve with a designation to return, the team announced Tuesday. Mays needed surgery after injuring his wrist during the preseason, but the team obviously feels he may contribute later in the season.
The Chiefs have announced their inactives for their Thursday preseason finale in Green Bay. Only linebacker Joe Mays (wrist) and wideout Junior Hemingway (hip) are listed as injured.
The other inactives are tackle Eric Fisher, defensive end Mike Catapano, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and linebacker Tamba Hali.
The Chiefs unveiled their inactive list for Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, and it features 11 players not in uniform for the game.
The players list as inactive are: defensive backs Eric Berry (heel) and Damond Smith; wide receivers Dwayne Bowe and Junior Hemingway (hip); running back Charcandrick West; offensive lineman Ryan McKee; linebackers Josh Mauga and Joe Mays (wrist); and defensive linemen Mike DeVito, Kona Schwenke and Mike Catapano.
Chiefs inside linebacker Joe Mays is scheduled for wrist surgery, a source has told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.
Mays sustained the injury in the game last week against New England. The timetable for his return has yet to be announced.
The Chiefs are the fourth team for which he has played in seven seasons. He signed a two-year deal with Kansas City in March.
The Chiefs signed free agent linebacker Joe Mays to a two-year, $6 million contract, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. He played in 14 games for the Texans last season, posting 66 tackles and a sack.
The Texans have placed 17 on their Friday injury report as they prepare to play Sunday at Tennessee. But only four have been tagged as anything but probable. They are wide receiver DeVier Posey (ankle), who has been ruled out, and running back Dennis Johnson (hip), quarterback Case Keenum (thumb) and linebcker Joe Mays (knee).
Texans running back Brad Smelley (back), who was listed as questionable Friday, and running back Greg Jones (knee), defensive back Johnathan Joseph (groin), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), offensive lineman Derek Newton (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (ankle), defensive lineman Antonio Smith (knee), offensive lineman Wade Smith (knee), defensive back D.J. Swearinger (foot), linebacker Justin Tuggle (elbow), defensive back Josh Victorian (back), long snapper Jon Weeks (elbow) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back), who were all listed as probable, are active for Week 16 against the Broncos.
The Texans boast a boatload of defensive players on their Friday injury report, but nearly all of them are probable for the Week 16 game against Denver.
The probables are defensive backs D.J. Swearinger (foot), Josh Victorian (back) and Johnathan Joseph (groin), linebackers Justin Tuggle (elbow) and Joe Mays (knee) and linemen Antonio Smith (knee) and J.J. Watt (hand).
Texans linebacker Joe Mays, whose season high in tackles coming into the game was only seven, recorded a team-high 13, including five solo, Week 15 at Indianapolis. He's now averaging 4.9 in 13 games.
Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson (ribs), running back Greg Jones (knee), defensive back Johnathan Joseph (groin), defensive back Shiloh Keo (illness), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), defensive back Brice McCain (groin), offensive lineman Derek Newton (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (wrist), offensive lineman Wade Smith (knee), defensive back D.J. Swearinger (foot), linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (groin) and defensive back Josh Victorian (back), who were listed as probable on Friday's injury report, are active for Week 15 at Indianapolis.