Kyle’s update 1:33 p.m.: Shanahan just spoke to the media and addressed the Taylor injury. Shanahan said that Taylor had some issues with the soft tissue around his broken foot. He’s going on short-term IR and will be out at least eight weeks.
The San Francisco 49ers today announced they had signed T Sam Young to a one-year deal. To make room on the roster, the team placed WR Trent Taylor on the Injured Reserve List.
Young (6-8, 302) was initially drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. Throughout his nine-year NFL career, he has appeared in 88 games (21 starts) with the Cowboys (2010), Buffalo Bills (2011-13), Jacksonville Jaguars (2013-15) and Miami Dolphins (2016-18). In 2018, he appeared in 12 games (one start) with Miami. Young signed with the 49ers as a free agent on August 12, 2019, and was released by the team on August 30.
A 32-year-old native of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Young attended the University of Notre Dame (2006-09) where he started all 50 games in which he appeared.
Young will wear number 65.
Taylor (5-8, 180), who was drafted by the 49ers in the fifth round (177th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft, has appeared in 29 games (one start) and registered 69 receptions for 645 yards and three touchdowns. Before Taylor was injured, he looked great in training camp. He looked like he was going to be the best wide receiver on the Niners roster. We’ll have updates from Kyle Shanahan on the injury at some point on Friday afternoon.