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Mays was signed by the Bengals on Thursday, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mays will return to Cincinnati after being released by the team last offseason. He spent last season with the Raiders, where he recorded 26 tackles in 14 games.

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Mays was released by the Raiders on Saturday, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mays was a non-factor in the Oakland secondary with Nate Allen and Charles Woodson playing well in their respective safety positions. He might be able to catch on with another team looking for depth at safety.

Taylor Mays DB CIN 8 months ago

Mays agreed to a contract with the Raiders on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

May will provide some depth at a position group that saw both starters -- Nate Allen and Charles Woodson -- suffer an injury in Week 1. He will likely fill a reserve role initially, but will have a chance to see some playing time with just two other safeties on the Raiders' roster.

Taylor Mays DB CIN 8 months ago

Mays relayed late Tuesday that he will sign with the Raiders, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mays, a sixth-year veteran, asked for his release from the Lions just days earlier after seeing limited action in the preseason. He should have a more legitimate shot at making the 53-man roster in Oakland, where he has existing familiarity with defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr., who previously coached Mays during his collegiate career at USC.

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Mays has signed with the Lions, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Mays, a former second-round pick who has started 10 games in five seasons, was released by the Vikings last week. He's one of the NFL's better athletes when it comes to measurables, but he'll likely just compete for a depth role on the Lions. Glover Quin and James Ihedigbo are expected to start at safety, with Isa Abdul-Quddus the likely top backup.

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Mays was released by the Vikings on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

There was some talk about Mays competing for a starting job next to Harrison Smith, but the former second-round draft pick won't have the opportunity. Although he is one of the league's more impressive athletes when it comes to measurables, Mays has started just 10 games through the first five seasons of his career. Robert Blanton and Andrew Sendejo are the favorites in the battle to start at safety alongside Smith.

Taylor Mays DB CIN 11 months ago

Mays will compete with Robert Blanton, Andrew Sendejo, Antone Exum and Anthony Harris for a starting safety role next to Harrison Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Blanton started 13 games last year but lost the job in December to Sendejo. Mays' ability to play in the slot could give him the most snaps at the position even if it's given a committee approach.

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Mays agreed to a one-year contract with Minnesota, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Mays played for head coach Mike Zimmer when he was defensive coordinator of the Bengals from 2011 to 2013. Mays could start next to Harrison Smith at safety.

Taylor Mays DB CIN 2 years ago

Bengals S/LB Taylor Mays is recovering from right shoulder surgery.

Doctors told Mays he couldn't do bicep curls after surgery. "As a guy with meathead tendencies, not being able to do curls - that was rough," he quipped. Mays' shoulder popped out of the socket on an October 27 tackle attempt of Bilal Powell, tearing the labrum in two places. Mays now considers himself "90 percent." The Bengals re-signed him to a one-year, $755,000 deal in March.

Taylor Mays DB CIN 2 years ago

Bengals re-signed S Taylor Mays.

Mays, 26, earned a large sub-package role on defense last year before suffering a season-ending shoulder dislocation in late October. He can play linebacker in Cincinnati's dime alignments, and contribute in kickoff and punt coverage. Mays is unlikely to push FS George Iloka out of his starting job.