When asked after the game if he expected to be fined, Mays said: "Oh yeah. I'm expecting that. But it was not my intention to do that."
Said Denver coach John Fox: "That's not Joe Mays, that's not what we teach. It's accidental, playing football."
In other NFL news:
* The Atlanta police officer who arrested Falcons defensive end John Abraham said Abraham was "obviously intoxicated" as he refused requests to leave an area taped off by firefighters and police on Monday night when a woman threatened to jump from a hotel window. He faces two misdemeanor charges of obstruction. Officer Christopher Blaise said Abraham "argued with me, stating that he lived at the location and that he owned three condos there." Blaise said Abraham continued to argue and was arrested after being asked "at least five more times" to move behind the taped-off area.
* A Texas coroner says the fan who fell to his death at the Houston Texans' stadium during a preseason game had a blood-alcohol level that was twice the legal limit for driving. Jonathon Kelly, 25, fell 60 feet from an escalator on Aug. 31.
* Buffalo cut two-time Pro Bowl punter Brian Moorman, a Bills fixture since in 2001, and signed Shawn Powell, who competed with Moorman in the preseason.
* Detroit signed punter Nick Harris to replace Ben Graham, who was put on injured reserve with an injured left calf.