C.J. Wilson (football, defensive back)

Raiders sign safety Taylor Mays, trade Brice Butler to Cowboys

ALAMEDA, Calif. The Raiders have signed journeyman safety Taylor Mays in the wake of losing starting free safety Nate Allen to a knee injury, and also re-added defensive lineman C.J. Wilson.

Mays was with Oakland very briefly in the preseason, playing in just one game before being let go as part of a round of cuts. He'll likely get considerable playing time considering the loss of Allen, who was placed on the reserve/injured designated for return list, as well as the uncertain status of veteran Charles Woodson, who suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's 33-13 loss to the Cincinnati.

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio indicated Monday there is a chance Allen could play...