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Taylor Mays to work out for Patriots

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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.

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31 Responses to “Taylor Mays to work out for Patriots”
  1. factschecker says: May 4, 2017 9:05 AM

    Well it is nearly Cinco de Mayo. (Mays)

  2. kissbillsrings says: May 4, 2017 9:13 AM

    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

  3. lildeucedeuce says: May 4, 2017 9:16 AM

    Workout warrior!!! Such a fun player to use in Madden with all his speed

  4. 6ball says: May 4, 2017 9:21 AM

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    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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  5. donbat67 says: May 4, 2017 9:24 AM

    Are they looking for a male model ?

  6. stoneydog1000 says: May 4, 2017 9:28 AM

    And, Taylor can tell the rest of the team how great he looks.

  7. buccaboo says: May 4, 2017 9:32 AM

    He never played for the Bucs

  8. tim8450 says: May 4, 2017 9:37 AM

    two words “special teams”

  9. dlw492 says: May 4, 2017 9:41 AM

    2nd Team All-Pro this season.. Just watch.. Sometimes all you need is good coaching

  10. medialovesthecowboys says: May 4, 2017 9:49 AM

    Mays isnt a very good safety.

  11. cjweber5187 says: May 4, 2017 9:59 AM

    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.

  12. exinsidetrader says: May 4, 2017 9:59 AM

    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.

  13. dallasskinsfan94 says: May 4, 2017 10:07 AM

    This guy was insane at USC

  14. rideforjesus says: May 4, 2017 10:17 AM

    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….

  15. sfsugator says: May 4, 2017 10:21 AM

    I thought he should have gained weight in college and lined up at Linebacker somewhere. Fight On!

  16. truthinesshurts says: May 4, 2017 10:23 AM

    +++++++++++++++++++++
    donbat67 says:
    May 4, 2017 9:24 AM
    Are they looking for a male model ?
    +++++++++++++++++++++

    All set there…

  17. tedmurph says: May 4, 2017 10:29 AM

    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.

  18. myspaceyourface says: May 4, 2017 10:30 AM

    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.

  19. phinatic29 says: May 4, 2017 10:31 AM

    please sign him.

  20. harrisonhits2 says: May 4, 2017 10:35 AM

    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.

  21. jm91rs says: May 4, 2017 10:54 AM

    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?

  22. patsfiend says: May 4, 2017 10:55 AM

    dallasskinsfan94 says:
    May 4, 2017 10:07 AM
    This guy was insane at USC
    ——
    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.

  23. patsfiend says: May 4, 2017 10:57 AM

    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.

  24. stoptrippn says: May 4, 2017 11:08 AM

    He can play the Nickle LB in a heartbeat. Belichick will find a place for him

  25. milehighcityboss says: May 4, 2017 11:20 AM

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

  26. tedmurph says: May 4, 2017 12:08 PM

    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.
    ——————————————-
    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.

  27. Nofoolnodrool says: May 4, 2017 12:21 PM

    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.

  28. tedmurph says: May 4, 2017 12:34 PM

    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.

  29. straighcashhomey says: May 4, 2017 1:47 PM

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

  30. Nofoolnodrool says: May 4, 2017 2:50 PM

    The ignorance of the arrogant fanboys makes my day. Opinions are not facts…..

  31. tedmurph says: May 4, 2017 3:58 PM

    Alheimer’s is truly a tragedy.

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