Taylor Mays to work out for Patriots

AP

Safety Taylor Mays didn’t play at all during the 2016 season, but he’s not giving up hope on extending his NFL career.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Mays will make his case for a roster spot by working out for the Patriots during this weekend’s rookie minicamp.

Mays signed with the Bengals last year a few days after learning he was suspended four games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, but he was released by the Bengals during the summer after drawing an additional four-game ban. Mays played 14 games with the Raiders during the 2015 season and spent the previous four seasons with the Bengals after they acquired him in a trade with the 49ers.

The Patriots don’t have a particular need at safety, but a good showing from Mays this weekend could allow him to stick around long enough to convince the team that there’s a spot for him on the roster.

31 responses to “Taylor Mays to work out for Patriots

  1. Gotta love BB…. Continuously kicking the tires….. Depth,Depth,Depth…even if nothing comes of it right now, it’s just smart coaching & player evaluation that matters & leads to continued success….. Creates that JEALOUSY & ENVY Mr. Kraft was talking about….
    Go Pats…NO DAYS OFF!!!
    Man it’s awesome being a Patriots fan

  2. .
    At 6’3″ and 236 lbs Mays is somewhat of a misfit at both safety and linebacker. He could have a chance if Belichick can work him in at the hybrid ” moneybacker” position.
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  3. Dude can’t read a play to save his life, but he would be fun to watch as a gunner on special teams. Dude is (or at least was) lightning fast and hits like a truck.

  4. Arguably, a large percentage of the NFL uses PEDs out of necessity for how brutal and demanding the game is. I can’t hate on him for not knowing how to hide it as well as other players.

  5. Give a man a second chance…. if he understands the gift you give to him and he works hard to do what is right…

    everyone wins…..

    God gives us all second and thirds and forths and fifths….the least we can do is give a second….

  6. There could be a spot. JRichards is a 2nd round bust at SS that never sees the field and is inactive most weeks. Mays could be an upgrade.

  7. I still wish we could have seen the evidence against the Patriots for Spygate. Too bad it was destroyed within 48 hours of discovery.

    I will always wonder about that.

  8. Training camp fodder and possible special teams.

    “Arguably, a large percentage of the NFL uses PEDs out of necessity for how brutal and demanding the game is.”

    Except it was the substance abuse program, not PEDs.

  9. If they’re going to work him out he’ll look amazing. He’s a freak athletically, just couldn’t do much during an actual game. Since he wasn’t on a team last year, doesn’t he still have an 8 game suspension to sit through if someone does sign him?

  10. dallasskinsfan94 says:
    May 4, 2017 10:07 AM
    This guy was insane at USC
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    He was soft and overrated at USC. I can’t remember a single huge hit or big game interception from this guy. He looked the part and must have been a pretty good leader on the team (I think they voted him captain), but IMO benefited from name recognition, USC’s great history of safeties, and a killer LB core.

  11. I feel like Su Cravens was “insane” at USC and wish the Pats were able to get him last year for the Chung role.

    Maybe they’ll find a spot for Mays on special teams.

  12. For the Seahawks, drafting Earl Thomas over Taylor Mays was their greatest decision ever.

  13. I still wish we could have seen the evidence against the Patriots for Spygate. Too bad it was destroyed within 48 hours of discovery.

    I will always wonder about that.
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    I suspect this, and most people that bring it up are just baiting Pats fans. But, just so you know, Jay Glazer has the original tape on his cellphone. He shows it at parties. It was shown to the press. Go see what a big nothing the whole thing was. But, to anyone that will always wonder: GOOD. Glad the Pats are in people’s heads. Half their wins are a done deal before the game even starts.

  14. Half their wins are a done deal before the game even starts.

    I’d really like to see the facts to back up that boast, but I know this poster doesn’t have any he is just giving his humble unbiased opinion.

    Belichek is doing nothing out of the ordinary here, but it sure is click bait for the fan boys.

  15. Facts? 11 AFCChampionships and 7 Super Bowls in 16 years. Unprecedented.

    EThomas was indeed a good decision. RWilson maybe even better. If you look at Seattle’s drafts through 2012, they really had a tremendous 4yr run.

  16. NoFoolnoDrool-you are right the AFCCG with Steelers was over before started as Patriots own them. Every single year

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