Taylor (back) saw his first 11-on-11 snaps of training camp during Sunday's practice, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Taylor is still being eased into action as a limited participant at this point, having been removed from the PUP list less than a week ago. The second-year receiver played in 15 games as a rookie with the 49ers in 2017, hauling in 43 passes for 430 yards and two touchdowns. That experience could be key in Taylor potentially earning the No. 3 spot at receiver come Week 1, while Dante Pettis and Kendrick Bourne present his greatest competition behind Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garcon.
Taylor (back) was removed from the PUP-P list Tuesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Taylor missed a good chunk of the offseason program and had minor surgery at some point in June, but the 49ers haven't seemed worried about his Week 1 status at any point. With Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garcon locked in atop the depth chart, Taylor needs to fend off competition from Dante Pettis and Kendrick Bourne for the No. 3 receiver job. Taylor's solid work from the slot last season would seem to give him an edge, but it could be a tough battle if he needs to be eased back into practice over the next few weeks.
Per general manager John Lynch, it shouldn't be long before Taylor is good to go, with the receiver just needing to get his conditioning in order after undergoing a minor back procedure this offseason. Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin profile as the 49ers' top wideouts, but Taylor should have a solid chance to lock down a role out of the slot after catching 43 passes for 430 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games as a rookie. Given that the team's offense will be helmed by ascending quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, Taylor has a shot to carve out some utility in deeper PPR formats, assuming he fends off the challenge presented by second-round pick Dante Pettis.
Taylor underwent a minor back procedure but is expected to be fully available for the start of training camp, David Lombardi of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
Taylor missed some time during OTAs because of the back issue and will undergo a minor surgical procedure to clear up the problem ahead of training camp. Coming off a 2017 campaign in which he totaled 43 grabs (60 targets) for 430 yards and two touchdowns, Taylor figures to work in the slot once again for the 49ers in 2018 as part of what figures to be an improved 49ers offense with Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm.
Taylor (back) was sidelined once again during Wednesday's practice, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Taylor has been dealing with the injury for roughly a week now and with it being so early in offseason programs, the 49ers will likely be extra cautious with their wideout. As a result, it wouldn't be surprising if Taylor missed at least a handful more practices to make sure he's at full strength prior to training camp. For now, it's simply a situation to monitor over the summer.
|P2||8/18/18||@ HOU||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/25/18||@ IND||4:30 pm|
|1||9/9/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|3||9/23/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|6||10/15/18||@ GB||8:15 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||15||1||43||430||10.0||33||2||2||0||27|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||15||1||8||8.0||8||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||15||30||16||281||9.4||39||0||2|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||15||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||15||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|