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Cincinnati Bengals signing WR Trent Taylor to one-year deal

San Francisco 49ers' Trent Taylor, left, catches a pass against Will Redmond during an NFL football training camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Wide receiver and special teamer Trent Taylor is joining the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Taylor is signing a one-year deal with the Bengals, a source told The Enquirer

NFL Network was the first to report the news. 

Taylor is entering his fifth year in the NFL. He spent his first four seasons in San Francisco as a member of the 49ers. The Niners drafted him in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. 

In San Francisco, Taylor totaled 79 receptions for 731 receiving yards and three touchdowns in 41 games. On special teams, he had 49 punt returns for 471 yards. 

The Bengals had Taylor in on a tryout basis at rookie minicamp on Friday. The fifth-year veteran could fill Alex Erickson's role with the Bengals. Erickson was a backup slot receiver and return man in Cincinnati for five seasons before leaving for Houston this offseason. 

Taylor can be a backup slot receiver and he's a reliable on special teams. 




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