The injuries keep on coming for a banged up 49ers team. San Francisco picked up a huge win over the Rams yesterday but cornerback Jamar Taylor tore his ACL in the process, Matt Barrows of The Athletic tweets.
Obviously, he’ll miss the rest of the season. It’s an especially tough blow for Taylor since, as Barrows wrote in a piece just last week, he was having a strong season. Making it even tougher is the fact that Taylor is set to be a free agent at the end of the year, and this will surely negatively impact his market. If he avoided any other ligament damage he should be ready for the start of the 2021 campaign.
Taylor signed with the 49ers back in June, but was released right before the start of the season. He was soon added to the practice squad, and promoted to the active roster shortly thereafter. Due to injuries he quickly started getting real playing time, and has started three of their past seven games. He intercepted two passes during the 49ers’ win over the Patriots, his only two picks of the year.
A second-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2013, Taylor has bounced around a bit. He started 29 games for the Browns from 2016-17, but hasn’t been able to find a consistent home since. As Barrows wrote in his piece, the coaching staff is fond of Taylor, and all the team’s cornerbacks will be free agents this spring. Perhaps he’ll be brought back on a one-year prove-it deal. He turned 30 in September.