The Denver Broncos released linebacker Joe Mays on Tuesday.
Mays started 21-of-24 regular season games during his three-year tenure with the team, but was placed on injured reserve last season when he fractured his fibula in week 8 against the New Orleans Saints.
Mays had 124 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and 3 passes defensed with the Broncos. He was acquired in a trade (J.J. Arrington) with the Philadelphia Eagles. Taken in the 2008 draft (200th overall), Mays has seen action in 47 regular season games.
It’s a bit of a surprise that he was let go so soon. With Von Miller facing a possible four-game suspension, the Broncos need some depth at linebacker in practice.