Running Back Kelvin Taylor
Had it not been for the strong preseason performances by second-year tailback Mike Davis, rookie running back Kelvin Taylor probably would have made the 49ers’ 53-man roster in Week 1.
Davis was one of the Niners standouts in the preseason. And he looked nothing like the player who averaged a mere 1.7 yards per carry in 2015.
Taylor, whom San Francisco selected in Round 6 of the 2016 NFL Draft, didn’t see much action until the Niners’ final preseason game against the Chargers. During that contest, Taylor led all 49ers rushers with nine carries for 56 yards and a touchdown.
This might have put San Francisco in danger of losing Taylor to a waiver claim.
It didn’t happen, and Taylor is now headed to the practice squad.
Behind No. 1 tailback Carlos Hyde, the 49ers also have Davis and Shaun Draughn.
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