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Published on 10/29/2012 at Mon Oct 29 10:29.
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It has most definitely been a rough few weeks for Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays. First the NFL stomped him with a $50,000 fine and a one game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub; then he lost his starting job to Keith Brookings midst reports that plays were not being translated from the coordinator to the huddle.

And now?

Mays suffers a fractured fibula while playing special teams. Mays attained the fracture while blocking for Trindon Holliday on a punt return. The injury Mays suffered seemed to not be a purposeful blow on the behalf of the New Orleans Saints player whom leg whipped him.

Mays had not returned to the starting lineup since his suspension and rookie Danny Trevathan and Nate Irving have filled in well. Look for linebacker Mike Mohamed to be brought up from the practice squad soon.

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  • Tim Lynch

    I feel bad for criticizing him…rough month for an otherwise solid team player.

  • TheTroglodyte

    I liked Mays and always wished he would be able to improve in his areas of weakness but he’s been around quite awhile now and seems to have hit his cap.

    We can draft faster backup LB’s that are better in coverage and will play mostly special teams so I’ve got a feeling we will be cutting ties with him after this year if not sooner.

    He may have lacked some skill sets but the dude was a warrior. I wish him the best.

  • Mergrath

    Great guy and teammate. Wishing you a full and fast recovery Joe!

  • Jon Broncos Heath

    Sucks for Mays, heal up, dude.

  • anthony33

    I too have been critcal of Mays. Never questioned his heart, but he did not seem to have the skills to match up with that heart and spirit. Hope he comes back 100%. Maybe he becomes the next Keith Burns.
    We are now in a position to see how Irving, Woodyard and Travarthran will develop. Woodyard has already stepped up big time and Trav has a ton of promise. Have not seem as much from Irving, but I know he was hurt

  • herc_rock

    I’ll miss those big hits….and pretty much nothing else.