Description: Bengals SS Taylor Mays (shoulder) has been placed on the injured reserve.
Insight: Mays joins Leon Hall, Rey Maualuga and Devon Still on the sideline which will make defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer's job much tougher.
1/20/2011 4:44:00 PM
Description: 49ers DB Taylor Mays' struggles in pass coverage caused him to lose his starting job after just five games during the 2010 season.
SOURCE: CSN BAY AREA
Insight: Reggie Smith ended up moving past Mays on the depth chart. Mays' cover skills, or lack thereof, was a big reason he dropped to the second round in last year's draft. He reminded us a lot of Roy Williams when he was in Dallas; a big safety who simply couldn't keep up with faster receivers. With a new regime in place, we aren't sure what role Mays will have in 2011, other than on special teams.
7/20/2010 11:49:00 AM
Description: There is belief that 49ers rookie DB Taylor Mays "isn't ready to challenge" for a starting job yet.
SOURCE: SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Insight: Reggie Smith is still ahead of Mays going into training camp, so we don't expect much in his rookie year. The team will use Mays sparingly in special packages and on special teams in 2010.