Free-agent safety Taylor Mays is facing a second four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy, reports NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo.
Mays was suspended for the first four games of the season in March after he violated the league’s substance abuse policy. The Bengals signed Mays three days after his first suspension, but released him last week when they found out he would be missing half the season, according to the report.
Cincinnati hasn’t ruled out bringing back Mays if he is still in shape after serving both suspensions, reports Rapoport.
Mays played in 14 games for the Oakland Raiders last season, recording 26 combined tackles.
A former second-round pick in 2010, Mays spent one season with the Raiders after four with the Bengals. Mays, 28, also played for the 49ers for his first two years in the league.