The Houston Texans signed linebacker Joe Mays to a one-year deal Monday, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Mays is now teammates with quarterback Matt Schaub, whom he injured last season while playing for the Denver Broncos.
Mays' hit on Schaub caused the quarterback to lose a small chunk of one of his ears. Mays was suspended one game and fined $50,000 for the blindside helmet-to-helmet hit.
He later apologized to Schaub and said it was not intentional.
"We're way past that," Schaub said Monday. "That was gone as soon as we walked off the football field that day. It's just a physical, hard-nosed game and he's a physical player and that's just part of football. I don't fault him for that ... He's a good player and a good guy so it's definitely water under the bridge."
Mays, 28, played six games for the Broncos last year before breaking his left leg in October. The team released him last week.