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NFL Free Agency 2012: Joe Mays' Contract With Broncos Is For 3 Years, $12 Million

The Denver Broncos brought back Joe Mays on Sunday evening with a new contract, and all indications are that he will be the starter at middle linebacker once again. His new contract certainly makes that extremely likely since it is for three years and $12 million, reports the Denver Post's Mike Klis:

Broncos paid MLB Joe Mays three years, $12 million. First year $4 million is guaranteed. Nice deals come when a player draws interest

The Broncos had Jameel McClain in for a visit last week, but bringing him in looked doubtful after that. With Mays back, the linebacker corps retains its starters, but first we'll need to see what happens with D.J. Williams and his six-game suspension for a failed drug test.

The Broncos also have second-year player Nate Irving to step into the middle of the field, but he leaves much to be desired after his disappointing rookie year.

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