Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya (25) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Taylor Mays (26) during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals Officially Announce Signing Taylor Mays

Even though it was announced by media outlets 5 days ago, the Bengals have officially announced the re-signing of Taylor Mays on twitter today.

NEWS: @Bengals have re-signed S Taylor Mays

— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) March 17, 2014

The deal is a one year contract with no money disclosed by the team at this point. The Bengals safety has been reported by Geoff Hobson of as potentially getting used in a hybrid linebacker/safety role as well:

Mays only played in 8 games for the Bengals last year accruing 19 tackles, 3 pass deflections, and 1 fumble recovery. He was on pace to have a better year in 2013 until a shoulder injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season.

If Mays does get moved into a hybrid linebacker’s role, the team may benefit from his speed to disrupt passes in the middle of the field, and help be more efficient against 4 or 5 wide receiver sets. The Bengals could use the depth at both positions, something Mays can bring if he is healthy.

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