49ers’ Sign CB Jamar Taylor, Waive Teez Tabor

CB Jamar Taylor with the Browns in 2016. Photo by Christopher Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

San Francisco 49ers made a shuffle on the cornerback position on Monday. The team announced that they have signed veteran corner Jamar Taylor to a one-year deal while waiving Teez Tabor in a corresponding move.

Taylor split the 2019 season between the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons, appearing in 12 games and contributing with 23 tackles and three pass deflections.

Tabor, spent the last season with San Francisco’s practice squad and didn’t have an official NFL appearance.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Tabor is currently sidelined while he recovers from a foot injury he suffered during virtual workouts. The 24-year-old cornerback is expected to return in time for the start of the 2020 NFL season.

Jamar Taylor started his pro career as Miami Dolphins’ second-round pick in 2013. Since then, he suited up for six different organizations and played a total of 90 games in the league. Taylor’s best season in the NFL came in 2015 when he started 14 games with Cleveland Browns and contributed with three interceptions, 13 pass deflections, and 57 tackles.

Teez Tabor was also a second-round pick, entering the league in 2017 with Detroit Lions. Tabor played 22 games over the course of two seasons in Detroit and has 42 tackles to show for.