Niners get wide receiver Jacobs from Skins

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The San Francisco 49ers acquired wide receiver Taylor Jacobs from the Washington Redskins Monday in exchange for cornerback Mike Rumph.

Jacobs, 25, played in 15 games for Washington last season, catching 11 passes for 100 yards. He caught 16 passes in 2004.


"He's in the middle of being a speed guy vs. a possession guy," said 49ers Coach Mike Nolan. "He was a high pick. Steve Spurrier coached him and was extremely high on him as a player. He caught an awful lot of balls in college and when Spurrier was in Washington, he was pretty active in the things they did."

Rumph will play with Washington's second unit, behind starting cornerbacks Carlos Rogers and Shawn Springs. A former first-round draft pick, Rumph only played in five games the last two seasons due to injuries. His best season came in 2003 when he played in 15 games for San Francisco with 62 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions.

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