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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Broncos move away from Joe Mays

By Bill Williamson

As Denver star linebacker Von Miller appeals a four-game NFL suspension, the Denver Broncos released another veteran linebacker.

The team announced Tuesday morning it has cut Joe Mays. The inside linebacker was a popular, tough player, but his ability was limited. It has long been expected that the team may move away from Mays. He started 21 games in the past three seasons in Denver.

The team is turning to Nate Irving, Stewart Bradley and Steve Johnson at middle linebacker with Irving getting the first crack at winning the job. Denver reportedly saves $3.5 million in salary-cap room by cutting Mays.

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