The Chiefs have agreed to terms on new deals with a pair of players, according to multiple reports. Inside linebacker Joe Mays has reached a two-year, $6MM deal with the club that includes a $1.5MM signing bonus, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com. Meanwhile, agent Andy Simms confirms that client Jeff Linkenbach, an offensive lineman, has also agreed to sign in Kansas City (Twitter link).
Mays, 28, started 13 games for the Texans last season, recording 66 tackles and a sack, and ranked 22nd out of 55 qualified inside linebackers, according to Pro Football Focus’ metrics. His contract represents a nice raise, as he played on a minimum-salary contract last year in Houston. We first heard yesterday that the Chiefs had interest in Mays.
Linkenbach, meanwhile, has recorded negative grades consistently on PFF over the last several seasons in Indianapolis, but has still earned 33 starts in four years. He’ll provide depth on an offensive line that has lost Branden Albert, Jon Asamoah, and Geoff Schwartz already this week.