Friday afternoons are often the time when the NFL announces suspensions for players, but this Friday is off to a slightly different start.
The Bengals announced that they have signed safety Taylor Mays. Mays was last in the news last month when his four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy was announced, but knowledge of his absence to open the year obviously didn’t cool the team’s interest in bringing him aboard.
It’s Mays’ second stint with the Bengals after he spent four seasons with the team from 2011 to 2014. He moved on to the Vikings and Lions last year before finally settling into a role with the Raiders. He saw action in 14 games, making five starts, and recorded 26 tackles.
Mays started four games in his previous run with the Bengals and started his NFL career as a second-round pick of the 49ers in 2010.