The battle for inside linebacker: Johnson vs. Mays

With Akeem Jordan’s recent departure to the Washington Redskins, the Kansas City Chiefs have a hole to fill alongside Pro Bowl inside linebacker, Derrick Johnson. So which contender is the favorite to take the position for the 2014 season? In the red corner, we have the returning Chief, Nico Johnson. Johnson was a fourth-round pick from Alabama in the 2013 draft. He got plenty...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Kansas City Chiefs have a plan?

John Dorsey has a plan. I don’t quite know what it is, but that’s okay. I don’t think I’m supposed to know. That would kind of defeat the purpose. But rest assured, there is a plan. After hearing his answers to the rapid-fire questions from the Kansas City media today, my faith in the Chiefs general manager is renewed in full. First, the biggest question of the day was regarding...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: Free Agency 3/17

The Chiefs have been quiet since signing offensive lineman Jeff Linkenbach and inside linebacker Joe Mays. It appeared they had a deal in place with free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders before Sanders up and left to join the Broncos “dream team” in Denver. Since then, it’s gone silent at One Arrowhead Drive. Here’s the latest:   – 10:30 am update – Former #Bears...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: Weekly Rewind

We’re a week into the 2014 version of free agency and it feels like we can finally take a deep breath as we move into week two. The Chiefs weren’t particularly active early on, allowing five starters from the 2013 roster to walk 90 minutes into the start of free agency. Eventually, the Chiefs agreed to terms with veteran offensive lineman Jeff Linkenbach and a potential starting...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

On this day in Kansas City Sports History, for March 14th….

On this day in Kansas City Sports History (March 14) in: 1972 – the NBA Cincinnati ROYALS Basketball team announce they are moving to Kansas City, and later are renamed the Kansas City Kings to avoid confusion with the Kansas City “Baseball” ROYALS nickname. Now in 2014 Sporting Kansas City News: Sporting KC has signed, 23 year old midfielder Antonio Rodriguez Dovale, or simply...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Free Agency: There is a Pulse (Day 3)

Here is the light day of movement for the Houston Texans in day three of free agency.   Day Three - NFLPA records has the Texans cap space at $12,252,626.00 as of this evening. - Joe Mays who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs had this to say about the process landing with them. “There was interest from a couple of teams, including Houston; they wanted to bring me back in,...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Chiefs have a history with receivers

With the dust settling on the second day of NFL free agency, the Chiefs have signed two new players: offensive linemen Jeff Linkenbach from the Indianapolis Colts and linebacker Joe Mays, previously of the Houston Texans. Given the Chiefs’ salary cap situation, they may only have enough room to sign one more free agent, unless of course they restructure some of their existing contracts...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs land linebacker Mays, offensive lineman Linkenbach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs made their first moves after a quiet start to free agency, signing linebacker Joe Mays and offensive lineman Joe Linkenbach on Wednesday while confirming the signing of defensive back and special teams standout Husain Abdullah. The cash-strapped Chiefs only had about $9.6 million in salary cap space after spending lavishly last offseason. The investment...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Kansas City Chiefs sign veteran linebacker Joe Mays

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed veteran linebacker Joe Mays. Veteran ILB Joe Mays agreed to a 2 yr, $6 m deal with the #Chiefs, source confirmed. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 12, 2014 Mays is a former sixth round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008, meaning there is an obvious connection to Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. Following his rookie season in Philadelphia, Mays...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Chiefs Sign LB Joe Mays To A Two-Year Deal

  ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the Kansas City Chiefs have signed ILB Joe Mays to a two-year contract. Caplan adds that Mays will receive a two-year contract worth $6 million from the Chiefs. Caplan previously reported that the Chiefs were interested in Mays, so it’s not all that surprising that they were able to get something worked in the early portion of free agency...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Top 20 of 2013: #17 Joe Mays

In this series, we look at the top 20 Houston Texans of the 2013 season.    #17   The Houston Texans were once again dealing with injuries heading into training camp and went to the free agent market to find another inside linebacker. The Texans found Joe Mays who instantly came to the team and made a mark, one good enough to start from day one next to Brian Cushing. Understand...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

91 Days and the Texans are Still Searching

It has been 91 days since the Houston Texans have put a win on the board.  With 12 straight losses, 0-12 in Indianapolis all time, the Texans produced their worst game of the season on Sunday and the Indianapolis Colts made life tough with a 25-3 win. Uninspired play by the Texans let the Colts take advantage of them from the first drive of the game and the Colts did not let up...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Pulse: What To Watch Against the Raiders

It is hard to say if there is anything to get excited for against the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans this upcoming weekend. The Texans are in a seven game skid that has produced some bad and heartbreaking football to watch. There have been some bright spots and it seems that there will be a small youth movement coming in the these last seven games of the 2013 season. We highlight...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

SOTT All-22: Looking at Joseph and Mays Closer

In this we take some small snapshots of some plays from the last game against the Baltimore Ravens, and focus in on the Houston Texans. There was very little offensive success so we looked at the defense and focused on Johnathan Joseph and Joe Mays against the Ravens. We covered three plays and it defines how both have started the 2013 season, and the results should not surprise...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Jay’s Take: SOTT Talks to Reggie Herring

Jay Foreman talks to linebacker coach Reggie Herring about Brian Cushing, Joe Mays and the surprises of the younger outside linebacker.       You can follow Patrick on Twitter.  He is the Editor of State of the Texans.   You can follow Jay Foreman on Twitter.  He is an 8 year NFL veteran and original Houston Texan.
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Mays: “hopefully the fans can accept me”

The Houston Texans recently signed linebacker Joe Mays, who less than one year ago took a chunk of Matt Schaub’s ear in an illegal hit. Mays hoped that Schaub and the fans could forgive him moving forward.   Please click here to read/watch this story. The post Joe Mays: “hopefully the fans can accept me” appeared first on Players View.
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August 01, 2013  |  1 Comment

Mays hopes fans forgive him for hit on Texans QB Schaub

HOUSTON (AP) -- The wife of linebacker Joe Mays was understandably concerned when her husband signed with the Houston Texans less than a year after he delivered a hit on Matt Schaub that took a chunk out of the quarterback's ear. "She was worried about how Schaub was going to react," Mays said. "She was happy, but at the same time she was hoping that I didn'...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Training Camp: Day 6

The second day of open camp lead to the Houston Texans waiting on a much awaited arrival of reinforcements on the inside linebacker position. The deal was finalized yesterday and it led to much anticipation for today’s morning practice.     Camp Notes Joe Mays - It didn’t take long for people to realize who Joe Mays was and despite his short stature he is built solid. Mays...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans sign free agent LB Joe Mays

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...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Sign Joe Mays

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...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans sign LB Joe Mays

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.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Texans sign LB Joe Mays appeared...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans reportedly interested in Joe Mays

It looks like former Broncos linebacker Joe Mays is quickly drawing some interest now that he’s a free agent. According to Adam Caplan, the Houston Texans have some interest in Mays. The Texans have sincere interest in ILB Joe Mays. Realistic chance that they make him an offer over next 24 hours, per source. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) July 28, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? ...
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Set to Meet with Joe Mays

The Texans have sincere interest in ILB Joe Mays. Realistic chance that they make him an offer over next 24 hours, per source. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) July 28, 2013   I can confirm the Texans are interested in LB Joe Mays. First reported by @caplannfl. On his way to Houston now for a visit, per a source. — Dave Zangaro (@DZangaro) July 28, 2013 Adam Caplan was the first to...
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Mays released by Denver Broncos

In a move expected because of financial considerations, the Broncos released former starting middle linebacker Joe Mays on Tuesday. Mays was due to earn a $4 million salary this season, although the Broncos will save only $3.5 million as $500,000 of his salary was guaranteed. Either way, the money was too rich for a player who lost his starting position last season after the Broncos...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos release LB Joe Mays

The Denver Broncos are saving $3.5 million with the release of linebacker Joe Mays, who lost his starting job and then broke his left leg last season. Not long after signing for $12 million over three years, Mays was suspended a game and docked $50,000 for an illegal hit on Houston's Matt Schaub. He then lost his middle linebacker job following a poor performance by the defense...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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