Joe Mays, Jeff Linkenbach land in Kansas City


The Chiefs spent Tuesday watching a lot of players walk out the door.

On Wednesday, they added a couple of players to the roster. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Chiefs have signed veteran linebacker Joe Mays to a two-year, $6 million deal and agent Andy Simms announced his client Jeff Linkenbach has also signed in Kansas City.

Mays spent the 2013 season with the Texans, where he started 13 games and made 67 tackles during the dismal 2-14 season in Houston. Mays’ arrival in Houston made him teammates with quarterback Matt Schaub, who lost part of his ear on a head-first hit that earned then-Bronco Mays a one-game suspension during the 2012 season.

Mays started his career in Philadelphia in 2008 and played two years with the Eagles, which means he’s a familiar face to current Chiefs coach Andy Reid from Reid’s days with the Eagles.

Linkenbach played both guard and tackle in Indianapolis, but had just one full season as a starter. Whatever role he winds up playing, his arrival should be welcome after the Chiefs lost Jon Asamoah, Geoff Schwartz and Branden Albert on Tuesday.

8 responses to “Joe Mays, Jeff Linkenbach land in Kansas City

  1. Oh good lord…this just adds insult to injury. COME ON DORSEY!!! Go get legit reciever and a safety.

  2. Come on now fellas, these are not starters, and may not make it pass OTAs.
    Give the man a chance, we still have 70% of are roster in tack, Denver had the better offense last season, but we had the better defense by far, we will get that safety an a pass rusher, we don’t need 30+ players, only a select few.
    Now when the team is finally put together we will look back and wonder why the players who left played for us in the first play, let pool I have the journey men guys that will never be anything but that.
    I say after coming here and turning “Old Scotty boys”, 2 & 14 squad into winners after getting rid of the players who didn’t want to be here in the first place, Jon boy said he had taken a cut in pay to play for Atlanta, he was mad he lost his starting job.
    We will be OK, Denver made those moves and have an almost 40yr old QB, how many years has he got left. They can’t get pass the 9ners or Seattle, and as far as who they play its not going to be two years of below 500 teams… Side note the cowboys blog they want Brandon Carr to walk!

  3. Hilarious that these Chief fans are counting the years until Peyton hangs it up.. LMAO!! Or, the Chiefs are building a dynasty for years to come?? Haha!! Anything you all say to make yourselves feel better.. hanging on to the slightest glimmer of hope.. You better start looking at the higher ups in your organization!

    Chiefs 2014 < Frauds!!!!

  4. jredshoes says:Mar 12, 2014 5:16 PM

    I’m saving money for my Chiefs Super Bowl tickets as we speak
    ..dude you will be able to buy a house, a nice yacht, retire, contribute to your great grand children’s college tuition, and drive to Mars! That how much money you’ll have saved before this team even wins a playoff game!!

  5. Look porta-johnnie is trying to be funny. The players that walked out the door Tuesday will not live up to their new contracts and the Chiefs were smart to let them walk. They were good but not superstars. And good players are easy to find. no need to pay them more than they are worth like Enver does.

  6. We need a def line pass rusher ! The ONLY way to beat Manning was pressure. (Superbowl ) . Come on Dorsey! Get a move on !

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