Well, the Minnesota Vikings made a couple of moves on Tuesday. We'll look at them one at a time, starting with one that had been rumored for a while.
The Vikings came to terms with former Cincinnati Bengals' safety Taylor Mays on Tuesday. They had been rumored to be one of the three teams that was in the running for his services, along with the Bengals and the Washington Redskins.
Mays was a second-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2010 out of Southern Cal. He was eventually traded to the Bengals, where he spent four seasons. The 6'3", 225-pound Mays didn't play a lot of snaps on defense for the Bengals in recent years, logging only 61 snaps this past season, but has shown himself to be very good on special teams. The Vikings could look to use him as something of a hybrid safety/linebacker in Mike Zimmer's defense.
Sure, it's not a splashy signing or anything, but it's one that could help the Vikings on both defense and special teams. If Mike Zimmer wants Mays to make an impact on defense, I have no doubt that he can find ways to make that happen.