The Houston Texans have signed free agent LB Joe Mays, it was announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Mays is entering his sixth season after playing the last three with the Denver Broncos (2010-12). He was traded to the Broncos from the Philadelphia Eagles where he spent the first two years of his career (2008-09). He was originally drafted by the Eagles in the sixth-round (200th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of North Dakota State.
In Mays' career, he has appeared in 47 games, with 22 starts and has totaled 128 tackles (100 solo), 0.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three passes defensed. In 2012, he appeared in six games and started four before being placed on injured reserve with a leg injury. In 2011, he played in all 16 games, starting 12 times and recorded a career-high 74 tackles (63 solo) along with two passes defensed.
The Texans also declared rookie free agent CB Johnny Adams Waived/Injured.