Jets Cut Joe Mays

The Jets have released veteran linebacker Joe Mays, reports ESPN’s Josina Anderson (via Twitter). The 30-year-old was cut by the Chiefs in March, and he signed with New York back in April.

The deal was reportedly for one year at the minimum salary, with a $870K base salary, $20K first-game roster bonus, and a $60K signing bonus. The move will save the team $585K, and they’ll be left with $60K in dead money.

The former sixth-round pick only has one 16-game season under his belt, compiling 75 tackles with the Broncos in 2011. In the past three seasons, he’s made only 28 appearances (20 starts), collecting 107 tackles and one sack.

Waiving Mays would indicate that the Jets are ready to roll with Jamari Lattimore and Erin Henderson as their reserve middle linebackers.

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