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Taylor Mays joins the Lions


Taylor Mays has left the Vikings, but he won’t be leaving the NFC North.

Agent Fadde Mikhail tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Mays has agreed to a deal with the Lions.

Mays, who spent one year with the 49ers and four with the Bengals, has started only four games since his rookie season, when he started six times. He joined the Vikings in March as an unrestricted free agent, reuniting with former Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

But the Vikings obviously didn’t like what they saw during the offseason program. Now, Mays will have to make the Lions like what they see in training camp and the preseason. Otherwise, he’ll be available once again.