The Cincinnati Bengals are losing one of the core backups in free agency.
According to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com, Mays has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings.
Instead, Mays will join his former defensive coordinator, Mike Zimmer, in Minnesota.
Mays was a second round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2010 but was dealt to Cincinnati just a year later. Mays never developed into a starting safety but performed well on special teams and as a hybrid linebacker during his time with the Bengals.