Taylor Mays was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports.
Mays will return to Cincinnati after being released by the team last offseason. He spent last season with the Raiders, where he recorded 26 tackles in 14 games.
Safety Taylor Mays was released Saturday by the Oakland Raiders , per Field Yates of ESPN.
Mays was a non-factor in the Oakland secondary with Nate Allen and Charles Woodson playing well in their respective positions. He might be able to catch on with another team looking for depth at that position.
Mays will provide some depth at a position group that saw both starters -- Nate Allen and Charles Woodson -- suffer an injury in Week 1. He will likely fill a reserve role initially, but will have a chance to see some playing time with just two other safeties on the Raiders' roster.
Mays was signed late in the preseason, but was released during final roster cuts. The Raiders are thin at safety after injuries to Charles Woodson and Nate Allen.
Mays is a six-year veteran who has played for several teams. "You know, it's just kind of one of those things where everybody's got to perform. He gave it his best," coach Jim Caldwell said.
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