The Jets have added a pair of veteran inside linebackers through free agency in recent days with the signings of Jamari Lattimore and Erin Henderson, but they may not be done adding to the mix.
Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Jets “have interest in signing” Joe Mays, who spent the 2014 season with the Chiefs. Mays’s only known visit of free agency thus far was with the Chargers last month.
Mays began last season on injured reserve because of a wrist injury, but was activated halfway through the year and wound up making eight appearances for Kansas City. His playing time was more limited than it had been during previous seasons as a starter with the Broncos and most of it came in running situations.
If the Jets sign Mays, it will likely set up a competition for the reserve roles on the team once the regular season rolls around. Special teams ability should factor into the decisions about which players will join David Harris and Demario Davis on the final roster.