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Joe Mays

Joe Mays - #51 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 250 lbs.
Birthday 07/06/1985
Birthplace Chicago, IL
College North Dakota State
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 6th round, 34th pick by Eagles

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Dumervil’s injury could devastate Broncos’ pass rush

Posted Aug. 05, 2010 @ 8:08 p.m. ET
Injuries to RBs Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter were only preliminary bumps in the road compared to the news of OLB Elvis Dumervil's torn pectoral muscle

Reports: Broncos OLB Dumervil tears pectoral

Posted Aug. 05, 2010 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Broncos OLB Elvis Dumervil suffered a torn pectoral muscle during a Wednesday practice, according to reports, and could be out for four months.

Broncos sign ex-Titans RB White

Posted Aug. 04, 2010 @ 8:54 p.m. ET
The Broncos signed former Titans RB LenDale White on Wednesday as insurance with two of their top backs battling injuries. To make room on the roster, Denver cut RB Kolby Smith.

Dumervil says he’s just getting started

Posted Aug. 03, 2010 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
PFW spoke with Broncos OLB Elvis Dumervil about his new contract, why he believes his best days are still ahead of him and whether head coach Josh McDaniels has changed much since taking over as Denver's head coach before ...

Broncos RB Moreno suffers injury

Posted Aug. 01, 2010 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
Second-year Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno sustained a hamstring injury at practice Sunday. Reports indicate that the hamstring was not torn and he will be sidelined three weeks.

Broncos reach deal with top pick Thomas

Posted July 31, 2010 @ 10:18 p.m. ET
The Broncos reached a deal with the last of their unsigned draft choices Saturday, as WR Demaryius Thomas agreed to a five-year, $15.5 million contract with more than $9 million in guaranteed money.

Broncos trade Arrington to Eagles for Mays

Posted July 31, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
The Eagles and Broncos made a trade Friday night, sending LB Joe Mays to Denver and RB-RS J.J. Arrington to Philadelphia.

Broncos’ Dumervil says contract doesn’t mean he will relent

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Broncos OLB Elvis Dumervil told PFW he still believes he has something to prove.

Broncos sign Tebow

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
The Broncos announced they signed first-round pick Tim Tebow on Thursday.

Broncos sign OL Beadles

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
The Broncos have signed second-round OL Zane Beadles. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed though numerous reports say that the deal is for four years and $4.2 million.

Broncos sign Dumervil to extension

Posted July 23, 2010 @ 2:11 a.m. ET
Broncos OLB Elvis Dumervil got the long-term contract extension he was seeking. The NFL sack leader agreed to a long-term deal late Thursday.

AFC West training-camp reports

Posted July 22, 2010 @ 9:57 a.m. ET
In the fourth installment of our series of training-camp reports, we take a look at the AFC West teams.

Broncos’ Quinn expects to compete for starting job

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels has said Kyle Orton is his starting quarterback until someone beats Orton for the job, and backup Brady Quinn recently told PFW his goal heading into training camp is to play and to win.

Broncos can hang around in AFC West

Posted July 13, 2010 @ 10 a.m. ET
Are the Broncos going to catch us napping again? PFW's Mike Wilkening, for one, believes Denver will be more competitive than many people expect.

Broncos’ Ayers will have to outdo Moss for starting spot

Posted June 23, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Broncos OLB Robert Ayers doesn't appear to have momentum on his side as he prepares for a crucial training camp.

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Posted Oct. 29, 2012
A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday that Mays is likely out for the season after suffering a serious injury to his lower left leg in the Denver Broncos' 34-14 win over the New Orleans Saints.||||||| The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because coach John Fox hadn't yet addressed the media Monday. The Denver Post first reported the extent of Mays' injury.
Posted Oct. 01, 2012
Mays says he's not going to change his style after getting suspended a game for a hit that sent Houston quarterback Matt Schaub's helmet and a piece of his ear flying.||||||| Mays was also fined $50,000 but got to keep his $200,000-plus game check. He immediately apologized to Schaub for the hit during the Texans' 31-25 win at Denver on Sept. 23, which Mays called unintentional. Schaub accepted his apology.
Posted Sept. 25, 2012
Denver coach John Fox says the NFL has denied Broncos linebacker Joe Mays' appeal and he will miss Sunday's game against the Raiders.||||||| Mays was fined $50,000 and suspended for one game for his hit on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub last Sunday that sent Schaub's helmet flying and took off a chunk of his left ear. Mays remains barred from the team's facilities until next Monday.
Posted March 19, 2012
Mays was excited to get a three-year, $12 million deal to stay in Denver. After hearing Peyton Manning had chosen the Broncos over other suitors Monday, he was even more thrilled.||||||| Mays has started 17 games since arriving in Denver from Philadelphia in 2010. He had 75 tackles and 12 starts last season, playing mostly on early downs. He had visited with the New Orleans Saints and was on his way to talk with the Colts on Sunday, when the Broncos agreed to the three-year contract.
Posted Dec. 07, 2010
The Denver Broncos have placed Mays on injured reserve.||||||| Mays blew out his left knee in the Broncos' 10-6 loss at Kansas City on Sunday. Mays said he sprained a ligament and didn't need surgery, but because the recovery is four weeks, his season is over.

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