Devante Mays

Jacksonville Jaguars
Running Back #32
Jacksonville Jaguars
Running Back #32

Devante Mays News

Reverts to IR

Mays (ankle) cleared waivers and reverted to the Jaguars' injured reserve, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Mays suffered the ankle injury during the preseason finale and was waived/injured by the Jags over the weekend, but he'll stick with the team after going unclaimed on waivers. The 25-year-old will spend the entirety of the season on IR unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team.

Sep 3, 2019 10:37 AM EST

Downgraded to out

Mays will not return to Thursday's preseason tilt with Atlanta due to an ankle injury, Tad Dickman of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Analysis: Mays was originally considered questionable to return. While the injury is clearly severe enough to force the 24-year-old out of the contest, it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined after Thursday.

Aug 29, 2019 6:36 PM EST

Questionable to return

Mays sustained an ankle injury in Thursday's preseason matchup with Atlanta and is questionable to return, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Mays originally signed with Jacksonville in late July. The 25-year-old faces an uphill battle for a roster spot in a Jaguars running back room that includes Leonard Fournette, Alfred Blue (ankle), Ryquell Armstead and Thomas Rawls.

Aug 29, 2019 6:28 PM EST

Added to Jags' roster

Mays and the Jaguars agreed on an undisclosed contract Wednesday, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Mays was recently let go by the Browns after signing a reserve/futures contract, but was able to find a new team. The 25-year-old has eight games of NFL experience to his name, rushing for just one yard on four attempts during the 2017 season with Green Bay.

Jul 31, 2019 5:50 PM EST

Let go by Browns

Mays was cut by the Browns on Monday, Nick Shook of the Browns' official site reports.

Analysis: Mays signed a reserve/future contract Jan. 1, but in the end he was waived to make room for fellow running back L.J. Scott. The Utah State product's last regular-season action came when he appeared in eight games for the Packers after being drafted by them in 2017, logging four carries for one yard.

May 13, 2019 12:44 PM EST

Signs deal with Cleveland

Mays signed a reserve/future contract with the Browns on Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: After being picked in the seventh round by the Packers in the 2017 NFL Draft, Mays suited up for eight games last season, gaining just one yard on four carries. He was released with an injury settlement before this campaign began and spent time on the Browns' practice squad. Mays will look for a depth spot in the Cleveland's backfield, but he won't command many touches behind Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson.

Jan 1, 2019 9:31 PM EST

Signs with Browns' practice squad

Mays signed a contract to join the Browns' practice squad Tuesday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Mays was drafted by Green Bay as a seventh-rounder back in 2017, but he was largely limited to special teams there and only notched one rushing yard on four carries when he was given a chance on offense. It's now possible he could get another chance to prove his worth in Cleveland should injuries strike either Nick Chubb or Duke Johnson.

Oct 23, 2018 1:59 PM EST

Agrees on injury settlement

Mays (hamstring) and the Packers came to terms on an injury settlement Monday, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: Mays spent the preseason dealing with a nagging hamstring injury, and was ultimately waived/injured by Green Bay. The 2017 seventh-rounder is now free to look for a home elsewhere in the league.

Sep 10, 2018 3:34 PM EST

Reverts to IR

Mays (hamstring) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve, according to the league's official transaction log.

Analysis: Mays has been dealing with a nagging hamstring injury that prevented the running back from participating in any preseason games this summer. The 2017 seventh-rounder is now stuck on IR through the end of the league year, barring an injury settlement.

Sep 3, 2018 11:35 AM EST

Let go by Packers

The Packers waived Mays (hamstring) on Saturday, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Per Wood, there's been talk that the two sides are discussing an injury settlement, which wouldn't allow the Packers to re-sign Mays to the practice squad. With a hamstring injury still in tow, another organization may not take a chance on Mays either, but agreeing to a settlement would hurt his chances of returning to Green Bay.

Sep 1, 2018 10:13 AM EST

Not playing Thursday

Mays (hamstring) is not playing in Thursday's preseason finale due to a hamstring injury, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Mays has not played all preseason and is in serious danger of missing the Packers final roster. With Aaron Jones suspended for the first two games of the regular season, Mays looks to be competing with Joel Bouagnon, who has 29 rushes for 76 yards and a touchdown so far this preseason, for a role on the active squad as during that period.

Aug 30, 2018 5:27 PM EST

Back at practice

Mays (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

Analysis: Mays missed about three weeks of the preseason due to a hamstring injury, and finally seems to have recovered. Even with Aaron Jones (suspension) suspended two games, it's hard to imagine Mays carving out a notable offensive role behind Jamaal Williams (ankle) and Ty Montgomery in the backfield. Mays will compete for a depth role through the end of the preseason, and isn't a lock to make the 53-man roster.

Aug 27, 2018 11:26 AM EST

Out another week

Mays (hamstring) won't practice this week and is slated to miss Friday's preseason tilt against the Raiders as a result, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Mays' hamstring evaluation was not encouraging and the issue will continue to be a major roadblock in his quest to make the 53-man roster. With Jamaal Williams (ankle) and Aaron Jones (hamstring, suspension) limited this week, Ty Montgomery and Joel Bouagnon figure to see additional opportunities at running back heading into Week 3 of the preseason.

Aug 20, 2018 10:04 AM EST

Evaluation coming Sunday

Head coach Mike McCarthy indicated Friday that Mays (hamstring) will be evaluated again Sunday, Michael Cohen of The Athletic Wisconsin reports.

Analysis: Mays has not practiced for a while as he continues to battle injuries, but the reevaluation Sunday should provide a little clarity on his status moving forward. When healthy, Mays is in the mix for a depth role at running back for the Packers, but continued absences could hurt his chances of securing a 53-man spot out of camp.

Aug 17, 2018 2:30 PM EST

Misses another game

Mays (hamstring) didn't play in Thursday's preseason win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Despite sitting out for a second straight week, Mays saw his roster odds improve when Jamaal Williams left the game with an ankle injury. Williams doesn't believe the injury is serious, but it is another problem for a backfield that will already be missing Aaron Jones (hamstring, suspension) for the first two weeks of the season. Mays entered training camp competing for the No. 4 running back spot with Joel Bouagnon and Akeem Judd. The same battle may now lead to the No. 2/3 spot for the first week or two of the regular season.

Aug 17, 2018 6:39 AM EST

No go for preseason opener

Mays (hamstring) will not play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Titans, Michael Cohen of The Athletic Wisconsin reports.

Analysis: While it's possible Mays is being held out for precautionary reasons, the running back has nonetheless been out of commission for a week after injuring his hamstring in training camp in early August. Mays' next opportunity to see exhibition action is next Thursday against the Steelers.

Aug 9, 2018 6:34 PM EST

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