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Five players to watch in Oakland Raiders third preseason game vs. Arizona Cardinals

Here are five players with the most to prove in the Oakland Raiders‘ preseason match-up with the Arizona Cardinals. Expect Head Coach Jack Del Rio to let his Raiders’ starters develop a rhythm in more than a half of play. Even if the starters are set, the coaching staff will use this game-tape to pick rotational players. The dress rehearsal game against the playoff contending...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders sign safety Taylor Mays

The Oakland Raiders announced on Wednesday that they have signed free agent safety Taylor Mays. Mays, who was a star safety at USC from 2006 through 2009, should add depth to a Raiders defensive backfield that has struggled in recent years. Taylor Mays reunites with Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., who was an assistant coach at USC while Mays was there.  This familiarity...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders set to sign free-agent safety Taylor Mays

The Raiders bolstered their secondary by adding a hard-hitting safety from Southern Cal.Six-year veteran Taylor Mays will sport the Silver and Black this season, according the NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.Mays played in all 16 games for the Bengals last season, but has bounced around the league since. He was released from the Detroit Lions last week after his release from the Minnesota...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders set to sign safety Taylor Mays

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Oakland Raiders will sign free agent safety Taylor Mays. The safety will join his former coach college coach Ken Norton Jr. in Oakland and will try resurrecting his career in the Bay Area. NFL.com writes: 'The six-year safety was released by the Lions last week. Mays signed with the Lions this offseason following his release from...
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Why Taylor Mays could make the Raiders roster and whose spot he’d take

According to multiple media sources, the Oakland Raiders are going to sign free agent safety Taylor Mays. After having an outstanding career at USC, Mays has shown himself to be no more than a backup and special teamer in the NFL. He has played on a few different teams with his most recent stop being in Detroit with the Lions. After he did not get any playing time in their first...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders set to sign safety Taylor Mays, will be reunited with former coach Ken Norton Jr.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Oakland Raiders will sign free agent safety Taylor Mays. The safety will join his former coach college coach Ken Norton Jr. in Oakland and will try resurrecting his career in the Bay Area. NFL.com writes: 'The six-year safety was released by the Detroit Lions last week. Mays signed with the Lions this offseason following his release...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions release Haggins and Mays, sign Butler

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have released wide receiver Jared Haggins and defensive back Taylor Mays and signed tight end Deon Butler. The Lions announced the moves Saturday night. Haggins was an undrafted free agent out of Florida State. Mays was a backup for the Cincinnati Bengals last season. Butler hasn't played in an NFL game since the 2012 season, when he was with Seattle.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions release Haggins and Mays, sign Butler

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have released wide receiver Jared Haggins and defensive back Taylor Mays and signed tight end Deon Butler. The Lions announced the moves Saturday night. Haggins was an undrafted free agent out of Florida State. Mays was a backup for the Cincinnati Bengals last season. Butler hasn't played in an NFL game since the 2012 season, when he was...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Saturday 8/22

49ers 49ers traded TE Derek Carrier to the Redskins for a conditional 2015 fifth-round pick. (NFLTR) Bills Bills signed WR Austin Willis. (NFLTR) Bills waived DT Jeremy Towns. Cowboys Cowboys signed DT Carlif Taylor. Cowboys waived/injured OT Cody Clay. Eagles Eagles waive/injured S Earl Wolff. (NFLTR) Lions Lions released DB Taylor Mays. (NFLTR) Lions signed TE Deon ... ...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Release S Taylor Mays, Giants An Option?

The Detroit Lions released veteran S Taylor Mays on Friday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Rapoport wonders if the Giants could have interest in Mays given the number of injuries they’ve sustained at the safety position.  Other options for May, according to Rapoport, could include the Eagles and Dolphins. Mays, 27, is a former ... The post Lions...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: five players on the bubble

Professional athletes fight for roster spots everyday in practice because there is always someone on the bubble of making the game day roster or being on the practice squad.  The Detroit Lions are no different, especially during training camp, which starts in a few weeks.  There will be various players on the cusp of making the roster and here are a few of the names to keep an...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Veteran safety Taylor Mays signs with Lions as free agent

  The Detroit Lions have signed free agent safety Taylor Mays. The team announced the move Monday. Mays is entering his sixth NFL season after stints with San Francisco in 2010 and Cincinnati from 2011-14. He played in all 16 games for the Bengals last season, primarily as a special teams contributor. Mays was a second-round pick in the 2010 draft by San Francisco. He played college...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions sign veteran safety Taylor Mays

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed free agent safety Taylor Mays. The team announced the move Monday. Mays is entering his sixth NFL season after stints with San Francisco in 2010 and Cincinnati from 2011-14. He played in all 16 games for the Bengals last season, primarily as a special teams contributor. Mays was a second-round pick in the 2010 draft by San Francisco...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Monday 6/22

NFL Former Browns WR Paul Browning cleared waivers. Former Raiders LB Jacoby Hale cleared waivers. Former Titans TE Taylor Thompson cleared waivers. Browns Browns claimed WR Terrelle Pryor off of waivers from the Bengals. (NFLTR) Browns waived DB Landon Feichter. (NFLTR) Lions Lions signed S Taylor Mays. (NFLTR) Raiders Raiders signed second-round pick DE Mario Edwards to a ....
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Add Former 2nd Round Safety Taylor Mays

The Detroit Lions added to their secondary Monday afternoon as former Minnesota Vikings safety Taylor Mays has signed with Detroit. Safety Taylor Mays has officially passed his physical and signed his deal with the #Lions, source said. Some secondary help. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 22, 2015 Mays, a former 2nd round pick out of […] The post Detroit Lions Add Former 2nd Round...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions add veteran safety with a lot of hype after he was released by Minnesota

The Detroit Lions have arguably the league’s best safety in Glover Quin. Over the weekend they added some depth at the position. This guy had a lot of hype when he entered the league out of USC back in 2010. Former USC safety Taylor Mays, whom Minnesota released this week, is staying in NFC North and signing with Detroit Lions, @fadde confirmed. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions sign former second-round selection, safety Taylor Mays

Safety Taylor Mays was a free agent for less than a week, as Adam Schefter first reported his being signed by the Detroit Lions on Saturday, May 20—four days after he was released by the Minnesota Vikings.Mays, who was originally a second-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2010, has played the last four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Former Cincinnati Bengals safety finds a new home in Detroit

Ironically, former USC standout Taylor Mays was drafted 49th overall by the San Fransisco 49ers in the 2010 NFL Draft. His career in San Fransisco only lasted a year, as he was traded to the Cincinnati Bengals before the 2011 season, in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. This offseason Mays was signed to a one-year deal by the Minnesota Vikings, but after a...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Taylor Mays to sign with the Lions, per reports

Taylor Mays has latched on with a new team in the NFC North according to reports. The veteran safety who had played for the 49ers and Bengals before briefly signing with the Vikings in the off-season, will join the Detroit Lions. ESPN‘s Adam Schefter tweeted about Taylor Mays signing with the Lions earlier on Saturday. Former USC safety Taylor Mays, whom Minnesota released...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Sign S Taylor Mays

The Detroit Lions have signed veteran S Taylor Mays, per Michael Rothstein of ESPN. The addition comes four days after his release from the Minnesota Vikings, where he signed just three months prior. Mays, 27, is a former second-round pick of the 49ers back in 2010. He was later traded to the Bengals for an ... The post Lions Sign S Taylor Mays appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Lions sign former Bengals safety Taylor Mays

The Lions will get a look at former Bengals safety Taylor Mays after signing a deal with Detroit. Former USC safety Taylor Mays, whom Minnesota released this week, is staying in NFC North and signing with Detroit Lions, @fadde confirmed. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 20, 2015 Mays was recently released by the Minnesota Vikings after signing with them back in March. Last...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings starting strong safety job is up for grabs

The Minnesota Vikings released veteran safety Taylor Mays this week, as the main competitors rev their engines for a wide-open battle at strong safety. The top candidates to start opposite free safety Harrison Smith, according to Master Tesfatsion of the Star-Tribune, are Robert Blanton, Antone Exum and Andrew Sendejo. Blanton got the first-team reps during Tuesday's minicamp practice...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Wednesday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings release Taylor Mays The Minnesota Vikings released Mays on Tuesday, just three months after signing the ... Mike Zimmer Offers Little Explanation for Taylor Mays Release Why did the Minnesota Vikings release recent free agent signee Taylor Mays? ... When asked for an explanation of the move, which came just as the Vikings ... Minnesota Vikings' Brian Robison...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Football: Taylor Mays

Taylor Mays On Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings released former USC football player Taylor Mays. The safety has played four years in the league and has so far failed to live up to his big expectations coming out of USC. The former second-round pick might not be without a job for long as other teams showed interest in the safety before he signed with the Vikings, but it is up to Mays...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings release safety Taylor Mays

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have released safety Taylor Mays. The move was made Tuesday before the team began minicamp. The Vikings signed Mays as a free agent in March. He was a second-round draft pick out of USC by San Francisco in 2010 and traded by the 49ers the following year to Cincinnati, where he played three of his four seasons with the Bengals under...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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