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2015 Redskins Free Agency: Redskins Interested in Bengals Safety Taylor Mays

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The Redskins are one of several teams interested in Bengals safety Taylor Mays

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The Redskins are one of several teams that are interested in Cincinnati Bengals safety Taylor Mays.  Mays(6'3", 225 lbs, 27 years old) was originally drafted in the 2nd round of the 2010 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers(Scot McCloughan left the organization a month before this draft).  Mays only lasted 1 season in San Francisco before being traded to the Bengals for a 7th round pick.  He re-signed with them last year on a 1 year deal.  He has started 9 game in his career, with 6 of them coming in his rookie season.

Mays is a backup/special teams player that could interest the Redskins if the price is right.  He is familiar with Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden who was the Bengals Offensive Coordinator from 2011-2013.  Mays was active for all 16 games last season, but only recorded 9 tackles, 1 sack, and a safety.  He played 61 defensive snaps(5.4%) and 308 special teams snaps(67.7%).

Mays, traded from the 49ers to the Bengals in 2011, has drawn attention from multiple teams, per a league source. The Vikings, Raiders, Rams, and Washington are leading the way, but the Bengals have a strong interest in keeping Mays around.