The Redskins had sought to sign Mays to add depth at linebacker after reserve Keenan Robinson suffered a torn pectoral muscle last week. But the Redskins wanted to sign Mays to only a modest deal and team officials knew all along there was a chance they might be outbid or that another team might present him with a better opportunity for playing time. Mays agreed to a one-year deal with the Texans that includes a little less than $300,000 in guaranteed money, the person familiar with the negotiations said.
Mays was released by the Denver Broncos last week. He is a former starter in Denver and would have had a $4 million salary for this season if he’d remained with the Broncos.
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Tuesday’s practices are at 10 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. Here’s our guide to camp, if you’re headed to Richmond.
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