Report: Patriots will try out free-agent safety Taylor Mays


Report: Patriots will try out free-agent safety Taylor Mays

The Patriots are pretty well set at the safety spot, but that won't keep them from seeking out potential fits for their training camp roster.

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, veteran free-agent safety Taylor Mays will be given a tryout by the Patriots at the team's rookie minicamp. 

Mays was taken in the second round out of USC by the 49ers back in 2010, and he started six games as a rookie at strong safety. In the run-up to the 2011 season, Mays was traded to the Bengals for a future seventh-round pick. He spent the next four seasons with Cincinnati.

In 2015, Mays bounced from the Vikings to the Lions to the Raiders. He was cut before the start of the regular season but re-signed with Oakland in September of that year and played in 14 games, starting five. 

The Bengals re-signed Mays last offseason, but he was released in July as he was facing an eight-game suspension to start the year after incurring multiple substance-abuse violations. 

Mays was an intriguing prospect coming out of USC as he measured in at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash and jumped 41 inches in the vertical at the combine in 2010.

Diego Fagundez scores two goals; Revs rally to beat Crew, 2-1

Diego Fagundez scores two goals; Revs rally to beat Crew, 2-1

FOXBORO -- Diego Fagundez scored two goals in 10 minutes and the New England Revolution rallied from an early deficit to beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Sunday.

Fagundez has scored all three of his goals this season in the last two games. The Revolution (3-4-4) have back-to-back wins, for the first time this season, after a five-match winless streak.

A 22-year-old homegrown, Fagundez ran onto a free ball on the left flank, sped up and pushed home the finish into the far corner in the 34th minute to cap the scoring.

Just outside the box, Ola Kamara side-netted a running half-volley - off a perfectly placed pass by Wil Trapp from well-beyond midfield - to give Columbus (6-5-1) a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute. After a turnover by the Crew in their own territory, Fagundez tied it moments later. Kelyn Rowe won the ball, tapped it to Lee Nguyen, who hit a streaking Kei Kamara for a one-timer that set up a tap-in half-volley.

Cody Cropper had his second consecutive shutout, including four saves, for New England.

Andrew Farrell was sent off for a stud-up challenge on Waylon Francis in the third minute of injury time.