It seems as if the Vikings are in the running for 27-year-old safety Taylor Mays.
According to the Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson, the Vikings, Bengals, and Redskins are all vying to bring Mays in. The safety has played for Cincinnati since 2011, and Tomasson said the Bengals are “desperately” wanting Mays to stay on the roster.
John Day is a Bengals fan who would like to see Mays stay in Cincinnati at the right price. He feels there are some challenges to Mays, but he also offers a lot of upside to a team:
“[Mays is] more of a straight line type of guy. Hes a good athlete […] Perfect depth guy who could fill a couple spots in a pinch.”
Mays is yet another free agent whose interest in the Vikings relates directly to his past experience with head coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer served as Cincinnati’s defensive coordinator during Mays’ first three seasons, so he is widely familiar with Zimmer’s coaching style and system.