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  Seahawks | Taylor Mays of interest to Seattle    Tue Apr 2, 05:57 PM

Free-agent FS Taylor Mays (Bengals) will work out for the Seattle Seahawks Wednesday, April 3, according to a source.

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  Patriots | Taylor Mays to try out for Patriots    Thu May 4, 08:57 AM

Free-agent FS Taylor Mays (Bengals) has a tryout with the New England Patriots at their rookie minicamp, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Mays has never lived up to expectations, but if there is a team on the planet which could get the maximum out of him, it's New England.

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  NFL | Taylor Mays no longer suspended    Tue Nov 1, 07:40 PM

Free-agent FS Taylor Mays' (Bengals) suspension was lifted by commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday, Nov. 1.

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  NFL | Teams expressing interest in Taylor Mays    Tue Oct 25, 12:57 PM

Free-agent S Taylor Mays (Bengals) is starting to receive interest from teams as he nears the end of serving two four-game suspensions for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Mays will be eligible to play after Week 8.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati could re-sign Taylor Mays    Mon Jul 25, 04:41 PM

Free-agent FS Taylor Mays (Bengals) could still be re-signed by the Cincinnati Bengals despite having to serve an eight-game suspension.

Footballguys view: Mays is bounced for two months by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Perhaps when he's cleared to play, the Bengals will have interest in bringing him back.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati releases Taylor Mays    Sat Jul 23, 06:33 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals released S Taylor Mays on Saturday, July 23.

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  Bengals | Taylor Mays signs with Bengals    Fri Apr 15, 02:14 PM

Free-agent FS Taylor Mays (Raiders) signed an undisclosed deal with the Cincinnati Bengals Friday, April 15.

Footballguys view: Mays is back with the Bengals to give them a hard-hitting player in their secondary. He will begin the year out of action due to a four-game suspension to start the 2016 season. The suspension is for violating the NFL's policy on substances of abuse.

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  Bengals | Talking with Taylor Mays    Wed Mar 16, 08:47 PM

Free-agent SS Taylor Mays (Raiders) is in contract negotiations with the Cincinnati Bengals. Mays likely would be a nickel linebacker if he signed with Cincinnati.

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  Raiders | Week 11 injury report for Oakland    Fri Nov 20, 05:47 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Neiron Ball (knee) is out for Week 11 against the Detroit Lions. TE Lee Smith (wrist) is doubtful. CB Rodney Hudson (ankle) is questionable, while CB D.J. Hayden (ankle), S Taylor Mays (ankle) and S Charles Woodson (shoulder) are probable. Ball and Smith did not practice Friday, Nov. 20. Hudson was limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Taylor Mays player page
Lee Smith player page
D.J. Hayden player page


  Raiders | Thursday practice report for Week 11    Thu Nov 19, 08:45 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Lee Smith (wrist) and LB Neiron Ball (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 19. C Rodney Hudson (ankle) was limited during practice, while FS Charles Woodson (shoulder), CB D.J. Hayden (ankle) and SS Taylor Mays (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Taylor Mays player page
Lee Smith player page
D.J. Hayden player page


  Raiders | Wednesday practice report for Week 11    Wed Nov 18, 07:23 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Neiron Ball (knee), C Rodney Hudson (ankle), TE Lee Smith (wrist) and S Charles Woodson (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 18. CB D.J. Hayden (ankle) and S Taylor Mays (ankle) were limited.

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Charles Woodson player page
Taylor Mays player page
Lee Smith player page
D.J. Hayden player page


  Raiders | Friday injury report for Week 9    Fri Nov 6, 06:14 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Neiron Ball (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 6, and has been ruled out for the Week 9 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. CB T.J. Carrie (shoulder, hip) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. FS Larry Asante (knee), DE Khalil Mack (hamstring), SS Taylor Mays (ankle) and FS Charles Woodson (shoulder, knee) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.

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Taylor Mays player page
Larry Asante player page
Travis Carrie player page
Khalil Mack player page


  Raiders | Thursday practice report for Week 9    Thu Nov 5, 07:46 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Neiron Ball (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 5. CB T.J. Carrie (shoulder, hip), DE Khalil Mack (hamstring) and FS Larry Asante (knee) were limited during practice, while SS Taylor Mays (ankle) and FS Charles Woodson (shoulder, knee) fully participated in practice.

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Taylor Mays player page
Larry Asante player page
Travis Carrie player page
Khalil Mack player page


  Raiders | Wednesday practice report for Week 9    Wed Nov 4, 08:00 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Neiron Ball (knee), DE Khalil Mack (hamstring) and FS Charles Woodson (shoulder, knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 4. CB T.J. Carrie (shoulder, hip) was limited. SS Taylor Mays (ankle) participated fully.

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Charles Woodson player page
Taylor Mays player page
Travis Carrie player page
Khalil Mack player page


  Raiders | Justin Tuck placed on IR    Tue Oct 20, 06:17 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Justin Tuck (pectoral) was officially placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 20, ending his season. Free-agent SS Taylor Mays (Raiders) was re-signed to the active roster.

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Taylor Mays player page


  Raiders | Friday injury report for Week 5    Fri Oct 9, 07:01 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Denico Autry (concussion), CB Travis Carrie (chest), DT Justin Ellis (ankle) and RB Taiwan Jones (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 9, and have been ruled out for the Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos. SS Taylor Mays (ankle) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. LB Ben Heeney (hamstring) DE Benson Mayowa (knee), CB Keith McGill (foot), DE Justin Tuck (knee), DE C.J. Wilson (calf) and FS Charles Woodson (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.

Charles Woodson player page
Justin Tuck player page
Taylor Mays player page
C.J. Wilson player page
Taiwan Jones player page
Travis Carrie player page
Benson Mayowa player page
Justin Ellis player page
Keith McGill player page


  Raiders | Friday injury report for Week 5    Fri Oct 9, 07:01 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Denico Autry (concussion), CB Travis Carrie (chest), DT Justin Ellis (ankle) and RB Taiwan Jones (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 9, and have been ruled out for the Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos. SS Taylor Mays (ankle) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. LB Ben Heeney (hamstring) DE Benson Mayowa (knee), CB Keith McGill (foot), DE Justin Tuck (knee), DE C.J. Wilson (calf) and FS Charles Woodson (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.

Charles Woodson player page
Justin Tuck player page
Taylor Mays player page
C.J. Wilson player page
Taiwan Jones player page
Travis Carrie player page
Benson Mayowa player page
Justin Ellis player page
Keith McGill player page


  Raiders | Thursday practice report for Week 5    Thu Oct 8, 08:46 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Denico Autry (concussion), CB Travis Carrie (chest), DT Justin Ellis (ankle), RB Taiwan Jones (foot) and SS Taylor Mays (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 8. LB Ben Heeney (hamstring), DE Benson Mayowa (knee), CB Keith McGill (foot), DE Justin Tuck (knee), DE C.J. Wilson (calf) and FS Charles Woodson (shoulder) fully participated in practice.

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Charles Woodson player page
Justin Tuck player page
Taylor Mays player page
C.J. Wilson player page
Taiwan Jones player page
Travis Carrie player page
Benson Mayowa player page
Justin Ellis player page
Keith McGill player page


  Raiders | Wednesday injury report for Week 5    Wed Oct 7, 07:53 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Denico Autry (concussion), CB Travis Carrie (chest), RB Taiwan Jones (foot), SS Taylor Mays (ankle), DE Justin Tuck (knee), DE C.J. Wilson (calf) and FS Charles Woodson (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 7. DT Justin Ellis (ankle), LB Ben Heeney (hamstring), DE Benson Mayowa (knee) and CB Keith McGill (foot) were limited during practice.

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Charles Woodson player page
Justin Tuck player page
Taylor Mays player page
C.J. Wilson player page
Taiwan Jones player page
Travis Carrie player page
Benson Mayowa player page
Justin Ellis player page
Keith McGill player page


  Raiders | Charles Woodson may be game-time decision    Sat Sep 19, 09:54 AM

Oakland Raiders FS Charles Woodson's (shoulder) status for the Week 2 game against the Baltimore Ravens is not expected to be made until close to the start of the game.

Footballguys view: Head coach Jack Del Rio said Woodson has been pushing to play in the game. Taylor Mays could start at safety if Woodson is not able to play.

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Taylor Mays player page


  Raiders | Taylor Mays re-signs with OAK    Mon Sep 14, 10:40 PM

The Oakland Raiders re-signed SS Taylor Mays Monday, Sept. 14, according to a source. He considered signing with the Seattle Seahawks, too.

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  Raiders | Taylor Mays joins Oakland    Wed Aug 26, 12:33 AM

The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent SS Taylor Mays (Bengals) Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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  Vikings | Taylor Mays signs    Tue Mar 24, 05:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings SS Taylor Mays re-signed to a one-year deal Tuesday, March 24. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Mays is reunited with Mike Zimmer here. During their time together with the Bengals, Zimmer used Mays as a hybrid linebacker/safety on defense. Mays brings an attitude to the Vikings defense as an "in the box" player.

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  Vikings | Taylor Mays leaves without deal    Sat Mar 21, 02:33 AM

Free-agent SS Taylor Mays (Bengals) left his visit with the Minnesota Vikings without a contract. Mays was scheduled to have dinner with team officials and check out the facilities.

Footballguys view: Mays is an in-the-box safety who has a nose for the ball. If added, Mays would help give the Vikings defense more swagger--but just don't ask him to cover.

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  Vikings | Taylor Mays to visit    Wed Mar 18, 04:18 PM

Free-agent SS Taylor Mays (Bengals) is scheduled to have dinner with executives from the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, March 18, and will visit with the team Thursday, March 19.

Footballguys view: Mays is an in-the-box safety who arrives at the ball-carrier with natural violence. The Vikings are looking for some more attitude on defense, and Mays would give them just that.

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  Redskins | Still interested in Taylor Mays    Tue Mar 17, 02:28 AM

Free-agent SS Taylor Mays (Bengals) has interest in the Washington Redskins, and the Redskins are trying to work out a visit in the coming days.

Footballguys view: Mays is an in-the-box safety who arrives at the ball-carrier with natural violence. Don't ask him to cover, but if used the right way he can be an effective player.

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  Vikings | MIN interested in Taylor Mays    Sun Mar 8, 04:21 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have reached out to free-agent SS Taylor Mays (Bengals), according to a league source.

Footballguys view: Mays is an "in the box" safety who loves to hit. His style of play gives the Vikings some intimidation on defense.

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  Bengals | Friday injury report    Fri Nov 14, 02:57 PM

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (knee) has been ruled out for Week 11. OT Andre Smith (ankle) is listed as doubtful. LB Rey Maualuga (hamstring) and CB Terence Newman (knee) are listed as questionable, while TE Jermaine Gresham (thigh), CB Leon Hall (concussion), SS Taylor Mays (foot), RB Cedric Peerman (knee) and OG Mike Pollak (knee) are listed as probable. Burfict, Smith and Newman did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 14, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Leon Hall player page
Rey Maualuga player page
Taylor Mays player page
Cedric Peerman player page
Jermaine Gresham player page
Vontaze Burfict player page


  Bengals | Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 13, 04:20 PM

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (knee), CB Terence Newman (knee), OT Andre Smith (ankle) and OT Andrew Whitworth (rest) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 13. LB Rey Maualuga (hamstring) and RB Cedric Peerman (knee) were limited, while TE Jermaine Gresham (thigh), CB Leon Hall (concussion), S Taylor Mays (foot) and OG Mike Pollak (knee) practiced in full.

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Terence Newman player page
Leon Hall player page
Rey Maualuga player page
Taylor Mays player page
Cedric Peerman player page
Jermaine Gresham player page
Vontaze Burfict player page


  Bengals | Wednesday practice report for Week 11    Wed Nov 12, 05:55 PM

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (knee), S Taylor Mays (foot), CB Terence Newman (knee) and OG Mike Pollak (knee) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12. LB Rey Maualuga (hamstring), RB Cedric Peerman (knee) and OT Andre Smith (ankle) all were limited in practice. CB Leon Hall (concussion) fully practiced.

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Terence Newman player page
Leon Hall player page
Rey Maualuga player page
Taylor Mays player page
Cedric Peerman player page
Vontaze Burfict player page


  Bengals | Taylor Mays contract update    Mon Mar 17, 02:56 PM

Updating a previous report, the Cincinnati Bengals re-signed SS Taylor Mays to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Bengals | Taylor Mays re-signs    Tue Mar 11, 10:48 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed free agent SS Taylor Mays Tuesday, March 11. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

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  Bengals | Hope Taylor Mays returns    Thu Jan 30, 09:25 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals would like to re-sign impending free-agent SS Taylor Mays this offseason.

Footballguys view: Mays is a big hitter, though not much beyond that. The Bengals do like what he brings to the table though, so for the right price, he should be back.

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  Bengals | Taylor Mays to IR    Wed Oct 30, 11:10 AM

Cincinnati Bengals SS Taylor Mays (shoulder) was placed on Injured Reserve.

Footballguys view: Another season-ending injury for the Bengals' secondary here. The team lost CB Leon Hall (Achilles') earlier and now will be without Mays in the defensive backfield. This injury means more snaps for George Iloka.

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  Bengals | Three ruled out for Week 9    Mon Oct 28, 09:11 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals have ruled out CB Leon Hall (Achilles'), SS Taylor Mays (shoulder) and DT Devon Still (elbow) for the Week 9 game against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Oct. 31.

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Devon Still player page


  Bengals | Taylor Mays injures shoulder    Sun Oct 27, 08:57 PM

Cincinnati Bengals SS Taylor Mays (shoulder) left the Week 8 game against the New York Jets due to a shoulder injury.

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  Bengals | Taylor Mays on bubble    Thu Aug 8, 03:36 PM

Cincinnati Bengals SS Taylor Mays is believed to be on the roster bubble because he is listed as the backup at strong safety on the depth chart.

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  Bengals | Shawn Williams leading charge at SS    Wed Jul 31, 11:48 AM

Cincinnati Bengals SS Shawn Williams is trying to supplant SS Taylor Mays for the starting strong safety job. 'He's got a chance (to start),' defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer said. 'He could end up being the guy.'

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  Bengals | Shawn Williams expected to compete for starting job    Fri May 24, 05:03 PM

Cincinnati Bengals SS Shawn Williams is expected to compete with SS Taylor Mays and SS Jeromy Miles for one of the starting safety jobs during offseason workouts and training camp.

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