Raiders To Re-Sign Taylor Mays

Safety Taylor Mays continues to bounce around from one NFL team to another, and this time, he’s going to a familiar club. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link), Mays is re-signing with the Raiders, after also considering the Seahawks.

In five NFL seasons with the 49ers and Bengals, Mays has made 84 tackles, recorded one sack, and recovered a pair of fumbles. While his numbers aren’t exceptional, the former second-round pick is a solid contributor on special teams, and drew interest from multiple teams when he hit the market this offseason.

Since he became a free agent in the winter, Mays has signed with the Vikings, Lions, and Raiders, but was cut by all three times. Most recently, Oakland parted ways with Mays during the cutdown to 53 players.

Now, with Charles Woodson ailing and Nate Allen having suffered an injury that could potentially put his season in jeopardy, it makes sense that the Raiders would bring back a familiar face and a veteran to provide some depth at safety.

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23 comments on “Raiders To Re-Sign Taylor Mays

  1. Well at least he’s familiar with the defensive scheme for what it’s worth.

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  2. RICH

    He better get his butt to work, I love that kid but he’s done nothing but upset me since he left USC.

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  3. I wouldnt mind seeing him in a joker/outside LB on passing downs, Ray Ray killed us yesterday

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    • SoCalRaidersFan53

      Ray-Ray was no where even the HC Del Rio admitted he missed two leverage plays and who knows how many out of place plays!

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  4. osoviejo

    Not sure why this was tagged Seahawks. “Old college coach” seems a bit thin five years later. Is there something else?

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  5. RaiderJeff

    Hmm Dowling and Tyvon Branch both more talented than Mays. Oh and RayRay or Sio Moore? Reggie and DelRio cut/traded talent and now it bites us in the ass. Depth is a key component to success in the NFL.

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    • Tino

      Branch was injury 2 years straight and actually has lost speed which effects his play plus he wasn’t worth what he was asking. Sio was a cancer in the locker room which is even worse when your a struggling team. Dowling was starting to be a practice problem.

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  6. Edward

    We need to sign dejon Gomez bring him home to the bay already got experience with the safety coach

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  7. Denise

    Why won’t the sign two Vet Cornerbacks, get rid of Hayden and Ray Ray Rio and Reggie are really stupid!!

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  8. dave raider

    I’m with the other guy go get cam chancellor he’s young and a great talent that we need

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    • osoviejo

      What are you giving up for Chancellor, and what kind of contract are you giving him?

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  9. Bring up tevin mcdonald from the practice squad and sign Stevie brown!

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  10. gary adkins

    Who cares you have DJ Hayden & Carrie we are toast. The Raiders are the first Pop Warner franchise in the NFL

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  11. Tino

    The problem with Mays is that he doesn’t make decisions fast enough. He is better when he is coached what to do. Don’t let him make decision instead tell him on this play here is your responsibility. That is why he doesn’t make impact plays.

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  12. Richard Khelama

    So much of what we saw is beyond frustrating,first of all,everyone, (Including Del Rio) knows there is no way in hell we should have kept Armstrong over Sio Moore. Not only was he his usual non-effective self,he dived into a pile,and injured one of our best players!,(Nate Allen).It’s just too much to re-hash right now,but if they don’t make some DRASTIC changes,we’re in for another LOOOONNGGGG season,smh…….

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  13. Raylon Gibbons

    Raider Fan for 40 Years.

    I can honestly say now that this team WILL NEVER compete for a spot in the playoffs ever again.

    Still a Raider fan however will not waist another Sunday watching them, or PURCHASE ANYTHING that has a raiders logo on it. There is NO DESIRE to WIN in that team I don’t care whos there. And this guy Reggie is just riding a gravy train, kick his washed up a$$ out of Oakland & the NFL

    (ALL I WILL EVER HAVE IS THE MEMORIES OF HOW IT USED TO BE.)

    AND AS FOR ALL THE PLAYERS ON THE OFFENCE AND DEFENCEIVE SIDE OF THE BALL !

    YOU HAVE NOOOO HEART OOOOOR PASSION TO GO OUT AND KICK A$$. IS THERE ANYONE ON THIS TEAM THAT TRUELY HAS SOME BA!!S. MAN IT HURTS TO SAY IT BUT ALLLL OF YOU REALLY SU#@ … THE RAIDERS OF OLE WOULD KICK ALL YOUR A$$’$ FOR EVEN PUTTING THAT UNIFORM ON AND GOING OUT ON THE FIELD & CALL YOURSELF A FOOTBALL PLAYER… YOU ALL WOULD BE 3rd STRING IF YOU WERE COMPEATING WITH THEM FOR A SPOT ON THE ROSTER… YOU USED TO PLAY FOR AT LEAST 3 QUARTERS IN SOME GAMES, NOW YOU CAN’T EVEN PLAY FOR ONE…. YOUR EMBARESSING, PATHETIC, AND NONE OF YOU SHOULD EVEN BE PAID FOR THAT EFFORT SUNDAY.. THE BENGALS MADE YOU THEIR BITC#$ ALL DAY LONG AND YOU TOOK IT LAYING DOWN. I COULD SEE THE ” I QUIT ” IN ALL OF YOU AFTER THE FIRST SCORE.

    I’M 53 YEARS OLD AND COULD HAVE SUITED UP AND PLAYED BETTER THEN ANY OF YOU…. THERE ARE NOOOO MORE EXCUSES.. THE DEFENCE HIT LIKE THEY WERE PLAYING AGAINST THEIR GRANDMOTHERS.. THE OFFENCE PLAYED LIKE THEY HAD THEIR THUMBS UP THEIR A$$’$. ALL WE HAVE FELLOW RAIDER NATION BROTHERS IS MEMORIES.. LET US JUST REFLECT ON THE DAYS WHEN OPPOSEING TEAMS DREADED THE SUNDAY THEY HAD TO PLAY THE RAIDERS.. ALSO ON ONE OF THOSE MEN OF OLE WHO CARRIED A BLACK FLAG TO EVERY GAME MAY HE REST IN PEACE KEN ” THE SNAKE ” STABLER.. HE WAS A MAN, THESE GUYS ARE JUST WANNA BE RAIDERS.

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  14. Lonnie B

    If we can get him get Kam since Seattle not going to talk to him.

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