Trent Taylor

Trent Taylor

Wide Receiver #81
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Ht / Wt:5'8" / 178 lb.
College:Louisiana Tech
Age:26
Born:April 30, 1994
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 5 (177)
Draft Team:SF

Trent Taylor: Steers clear of PUP list

Taylor (foot) went through physicals on Saturday and was not placed on the PUP list, indicating that he is healthy heading into training camp, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Taylor missed the entire 2019 season due to multiple procedures on his ailing foot. With a clean bill of health, the 26-year-old will compete for the 49ers' slot receiver job with several other options including, but not limited to, Brandon Aiyuk, Jalen Hurd and Richie James during training camp.

August 3, 2020 4:59 PM EST

Trent Taylor: Running routes for for Garoppolo

Taylor (foot) has been running routes and catching passes from Jimmy Garoppolo during recent workouts, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old missed all of 2019 due to a foot injury but he appears fully recovered after undergoing numerous surgeries to address the issue. His quiet 2018 season (26 catches, 215 yards and one touchdown) and the injury brings question to his roster security as he enters the final year of his rookie deal. The 49ers have indicated he's still a part of the team's plans, but he'll likely be competing with Jalen Hurd, Dante Pettis, Richie James and Travis Benjamin.

June 3, 2020 6:38 PM EST

Trent Taylor: Still part of team's plans

The 49ers still expect "big things" from Taylor (foot), according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.

Analysis: The 2017 fifth-round pick showed promise as a slot specialist his rookie season, but he slipped to 5.2 YPT on 41 targets in 2018 and then missed all of 2019 with a foot injury. He reportedly had five procedures on the impacted foot, with the final one occurring Jan. 2. While the 49ers may still have high hopes for the soon-to-be 26-year-old, he's entering the final season of his rookie contract facing tough competition for playing time. Kendrick Bourne did solid work in the slot last season, and Dante Pettis and Richie James could also compete for those snaps. Additionally, Deebo Samuel and first-round pick Brandon Aiyuk both appear more than capable of playing inside. Taylor likely will need to fight for his roster spot once he's healthy.

April 28, 2020 7:32 AM EST

Trent Taylor: Still in walking boot

Taylor (foot) is still wearing a walking boot Wednesday and does not have an official timetable for his return, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Taylor has undergone five procedures to address the foot injury that caused him to spend the 2019 season on injured reserve, but he expects to shed his walking boot soon. While an official timetable for the 25-year-old's return has yet to be revealed, there's reason for optimism that Taylor could be healthy in time to participate in OTAs. He stands to compete for a depth role in San Francisco's receiver corps for the 2020 season.

February 5, 2020 3:17 PM EST

Trent Taylor: Should be ready for OTAs

Taylor underwent surgery on his foot Jan. 2 but is expected to participate in OTAs this offseason, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: It was the fifth and final surgery for Taylor's foot injury, for which he originally went under the knife last offseason. The 25-year-old spent the 2019 campaign on injured reserve and will likely enter training camp for 2020 as a depth wideout.

January 11, 2020 4:32 PM EST

Trent Taylor: Won't return from IR

The 49ers announced Thursday that the team's final designation to return from injured reserve has been used on Kwon Alexander (pectoral), Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: The 49ers' first designation to return was spent on Kentavius Street. Taylor, who spent the entire regular season on IR due to offseason foot surgery, will not return for the postseason as a result. He'll likely remain with San Francisco as a depth receiver in 2020 for the final year of his contract.

January 2, 2020 11:23 AM EST

Trent Taylor: Unlikely to return from IR

Head coach Kyle Shanahan intimated that Taylor (foot) is not a candidate to return from injured reserve, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: An infection that resulted from August foot surgery has complicated Taylor's timeline to return to the field. There hasn't been any word that the receiver is even close to a return to practice. Thankfully for the 49ers, Emmanuel Sanders is more than capable of filling the void at slot receiver going forward. Meanwhile, the most likely candidates for the 49ers to bring back from IR start with defensive end Kentavius Street and cornerback Jason Verrett.

November 24, 2019 12:23 PM EST

Trent Taylor: Expected back in eight weeks

Taylor (foot) is having some issues with the soft tissue around his Jones fracture, but the 49ers expect him to return from injured reserve after eight weeks, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: An initial estimate back in August suggested Taylor might be ready at some point in September. That was always optimistic given the nature of his injury, and the team now hopes to get the slot receiver back in the mix at some point in November. Marquise Goodwin, Deebo Samuel, Richie James and Dante Pettis all have seen some inside work this season, with the 49ers opting not to use any one player in the slot on a regular basis.

September 20, 2019 1:57 PM EST

Trent Taylor: Lands on IR

The 49ers placed Taylor (foot) on injured reserve Friday.

Analysis: This was always a possibility after the slot receiver suffered a Jones fracture in August. He'll now be out through the first half of the season, perhaps aiming to return at some point in November or December.

September 20, 2019 11:53 AM EST

Trent Taylor: Absent from practice Wednesday

Taylor (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Taylor has yet to suit up for a contest or participate in practice this season due to a lingering foot injury. The 25-year-old would likely need to resume practicing in some extend Thursday or Friday for any chance of suiting up Sunday versus the Steelers. As long as Taylor is unable to go, Richie James and Kendrick Bourne figure to continue seeing increased targets.

September 18, 2019 1:43 PM EST

Trent Taylor: Out for Sunday's contest

Taylor (foot) is listed as out for Sunday's game versus the Bengals, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Taylor didn't practice all week, so it's not surprising that he won't be ready for game time. The 25-year-old's absence won't shake up the fantasy realm, but it will allow Richie James to keep getting a respectable workload in the slot where he scored a touchdown in Week 1, although both Dante Pettis and Kendrick Bourne can work the inside as well.

September 13, 2019 11:34 AM EST

Trent Taylor: Misses practice again

Taylor (foot) didn't practice Thursday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The 49ers haven't said anything to rule Taylor out, but there's been no indication he's close to returning from his August surgery on a Jones fracture. Taylor's presumed absence for Week 2 against the Bengals leaves an opening in the slot, where Richie James saw most of the work in a season-opening win over Tampa Bay. Fellow wide receivers Dante Pettis and Kendrick Bourne also have experience working inside.

September 12, 2019 1:01 PM EST

Trent Taylor: No practice Wednesday

Taylor (foot) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Taylor suffered this injury in early August, so he'll need to at least practice in a limited fashion and get his conditioning up to par before he can suit up in a game. The third-year wideout projects as a depth option on offense but could help out in punt returns once healthy.

September 11, 2019 1:15 PM EST

Trent Taylor: Won't play in opener

Taylor (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Taylor is now four weeks removed from surgery to repair a Jones fracture. He hasn't returned to practice, but the decision to keep him off injured reserve suggests the 49ers expect him to be ready at some point in the first half of the season. Dante Pettis, Kendrick Bourne, Deebo Samuel and Richie James all are candidates for slot work Sunday against the Buccaneers.

September 6, 2019 1:46 PM EST

Trent Taylor: Still not practicing

Taylor (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Taylor is already ruled out for Sunday's regular-season opener at Tampa Bay. The 25-year-old wideout underwent foot surgery over three weeks ago and continues to manage his recovery. Rookie receiver Deebo Samuel figures to benefit from increased opportunity as long as Taylor remains sidelined.

September 4, 2019 12:58 PM EST

Trent Taylor: Sheds walking boot

Taylor (foot) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, but he was spotted without the orthopedic boot he's been sporting over the last three weeks, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Taylor has already been ruled out for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Buccaneers. The 25-year-old underwent surgery three weeks ago to repair a Jones' fracture in his foot. In Taylor's absence, Deebo Samuel figures to see more reps, particularly at slot receiver.

September 3, 2019 12:24 PM EST

Trent Taylor: Ruled out Week 1

Taylor (foot) has been ruled out of the 49ers Week 1 matchup with Tampa Bay, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Taylor's status comes as little surprise after coach Kyle Shanahan said the wideout was doubtful for Week 1 while he continues to recover from his surgery three weeks ago. Deebo Samuel will figure to see some extra snaps while Taylor is out.

August 31, 2019 2:12 PM EST

Trent Taylor: Week 1 status in doubt

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday that it's "highly unlikely" that Taylor (foot) will be ready for Week 1, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Taylor was spotted in a walking boot following surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his pinky toe last week. The original recovery timeline was placed at 4-to-6 weeks, which gives him an outside chance for the start of the regular season. If the veteran can't suit up, duties would hand off to Deebo Samuel or Jordan Matthews in three-wide sets.

August 27, 2019 3:59 PM EST

Trent Taylor: Recovering from Jones fracture

Taylor (foot) is using crutches and a walking boot after undergoing surgery for a Jones fracture, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Earlier reports labeled the injury as a broken pinky toe, with the recovery timeline estimated at 4-to-6 weeks. The updated diagnosis involves a longer rehab process, and there's also an elevated risk for complications after Taylor returns to practice and games. Greg Olsen struggled with the same injury the past two seasons, while Julio Jones is one of the better-known success stories, though even he has dealt with on-and-off foot problems since having his initial surgery in 2013.

August 16, 2019 9:58 AM EST

Trent Taylor: Recovering from toe surgery

Taylor had surgery Friday to repair a broken pinky toe, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Per the 49ers, Taylor mentioned pain in his foot after Thursday's practice, and an X-ray discovered the fracture. After the procedure -- the second on a part of his body in the past 15 months -- the team is hopeful he'll be cleared to play early in the season. Once healthy, he's expected to be a contributor to the 49ers offense out of the slot.

August 10, 2019 7:35 PM EST

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