Bengals make Mays signing official

The Cincinnati Bengals announced today they have signed Taylor Mays, a free agent safety who played four seasons with the team from 2011-14.

Mays spent 2015 with the Oakland Raiders, appearing in 14 games with five starts while recording 25 tackles and six passes defended.

He originally signed with Minnesota as a free agent last summer and also spent time with Detroit before joining the Raiders a few days after they played their season opener against the Bengals.

The contract is for one year and makes the Bengals the last of the 32 NFL teams to sign a free agent who didn’t play for them in 2015.

Mays was a second-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2010 before being traded to the Bengals during the preseason in 2011. The 6-foot-3, 236 USC product appeared in 50 games with four starts during his four seasons with the Bengals.

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