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Taylor Mays and Former Chiefs S Sammy Knight Keep the USC Connection

Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has mentioned on occasion that he still talks to fellow former USC quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart, as well as rookie Mark Sanchez. It's a USC connection thing he said before.

USC safety Taylor Mays also has a USC connection - former Chiefs safety Sammy Knight.

"He used to play at SC and was telling me about the situation and what to expect and how to take my game to the next level," Mays told Ed Thompson of

Mays also said he's had a few interviews with teams but it's unclear if the Chiefs are one of them. Yesterday, he drew the ire of one unnamed GM when he unnecessarily leveled a Citadel WR in a no pads practice. 

Mays is considered by many to be the second best safety in the draft behind Eric Berry, but he even admits that his draft status is "very movable" at this point.

Josh Looney of also reports that Knight is currently in Mobile, AL taking in the Senior Bowl practices.

He played for the Chiefs during the 2005-06 seasons.

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