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Houston has signed free agent Joe Mays after the linebacker was suspended and fined last season for a hit on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub.
The Texans confirmed the signing on Tuesday.
Mays knocked Schaub's helmet off and the star QB lost a chunk of his left ear on the play during Houston's 31-25 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sept. 23. Mays was fined $50,000 and suspended for one game.
The Houston Chronicle and KRIV-TV of Houston were the first to report the signing. Mays told the television station that he and Schaub talked Monday and made peace. Schaub told the station the hit was ''water under the bridge.''
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The Houston Texans have signed inside linebacker Joe Mays
Joe Mays signed a one-year deal with the Texans with $285 K guaranteed. $100 K bonus for making opening day roster, per source.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) July 29, 2013
The Texans were the most aggressive team after Mays since he was released by the Broncos. 1 of 10 teams to show interest.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl...
Texans safety Ed Reed isn't making any promises that he'll be ready to go Sept. 9 against San Diego.
Houston's biggest off-season acquisition spoke on Tuesday for the first time since he started training camp on the physically unable to perform list after surgery to repair a partly torn labrum on April 30.
The nine-time Pro Bowler says he's feeling better and: ...
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According to john McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have signed former Broncos linebacker Joe mays.
Texans signed ILB Joe Mays
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) July 29, 2013
Mays was recently release by Denver and should be able to contribute Houston’s stellar defense.
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