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49ers release 6th round pick Kelvin Taylor, sign RB Raheem Mostert

Nov 28, 2016 at 11:18 AM--


RB Kelvin Taylor has spent the entire season on the practice squad of the San Francisco 49ers. He was one of the team's two sixth-round draft selections this year. The 49ers released him today. It was Rand Getlin of NFL Media that first reported the news and it was later confirmed by the 49ers.


To replace Taylor's spot on the practice squad, the team has signed RB Raheem Mostert. Mostert was originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in May of 2015. He has appeared in games with the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, and Cleveland Browns. He was waived by the Browns on September 4 and spent a few days on the New York Jets' practice squad before joining the Chicago Bears. He appeared in two games for the Bears and was finally waived on October 21.

The move means that only one of the three players selected by the 49ers in the sixth round of this year's draft remains on the team. That player is WR Aaron Burbridge, who is currently on the active roster.

QB Jeff Driskel was also selected in the sixth round but was released during the team's final roster cuts prior to the start of the regular season. He never reached the team's practice squad because he was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Taylor was selected out of Florida and is the son of former Jacksonville Jaguars RB Fred Taylor. In three years with Florida, Taylor had 2,108 rushing yards on 486 attempts (4.3 average), 23 rushing touchdowns, and 179 yards on 24 receptions. In 2015, he had 1,035 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. 17 of those receptions came in 2015 for 150 yards receiving.

"I feel like I'm an every-down back, and I want to get out there in camp and start making plays," Taylor said following his draft selection.

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