The Broncos on Saturday acquired linebacker Joe Mays from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for running back J.J. Arrington.
Mays, a third-year linebacker out of North Dakota State University, finished the 2009 season with 19 special teams tackles and a forced fumble. He was part of the rotation at middle linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, also contributing seven tackles on defense.
The former sixth-round pick made the first start of his career in a win against the Washington Redskins last season. He chipped in a career-high four tackles and four special teams stops against the Atlanta Falcons the following week.
Arrington, a fifth-year running back, spent the 2009 season out of football after being waived/injured by the Broncos prior to the start of training camp. He re-signed with the team at the start of free agency.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com