The Washington Redskins remain interested in free agent safety Taylor Mays, according to ESPN beat reporter John Keim. According to Keim, both sides are working on scheduling a visit for Mays and the Redskins, but nothing is planned yet.
Reports surfaced last week that Mays and the Redskins had "mutual interest".
The Cincinnati Bengals reportedly "have a strong interest in keeping" safety Taylor Mays in Cincinnati, but according to ESPN NFL reporter Josina Anderson, that decision is up to the player. "It's up to Taylor", a team source told Anderson on Sunday night. Initial reports from Pro Football Talk suggested that Mays could have upward of five suitors -- including the Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Washington Redskins.
The Minnesota Vikings reached out to Mays already, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Mays, who played three seasons under former defensive coordinator and current Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, is an unrestricted free agent. There's a similar connection in Washington. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was Cincinnati's offensive coordinator for three years while Mays was in Cincinnati.
The Bengals used a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft to trade for Mays on August 23, 2011. Once his rookie contract expired after the 2013 season, the Bengals re-signed Mays to a one-year deal worth $755,000 with a $40,000 signing bonus. Mays only played 61 defensive snaps in 2014, and finished fifth on the team with five special teams tackles and a blocked punt that led to a safety against the Jaguars.