Broncos cut linebacker Joe Mays

The Denver Broncos have cut veteran linebacker Joe Mays.

It was a bit of a surprise given the timing of his release just before training camp.

The 5-foot-11, 245-pounder had just 20 tackles in six games and four starts last season.

And he was just entering the second year of a three-year, $12 million contract.

He was due a $4 million base salary, and the Broncos likely felt that was too expensive for his production or lack thereof this past season.

They pick up $3.5 million in salary-cap space. Just $500,000 of his salary was guaranteed.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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