- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Taylor Jacobs’ career in Washington ended almost as it began, with the receiver ailing. The Redskins traded Jacobs, their second-round pick in the 2003 draft, to San Francisco yesterday for cornerback Mike Rumph, another oft-injured former early draft choice.

Jacobs, who sat out Sunday’s preseason opener at Cincinnati with an injured groin, caught just 30 passes in 38 games in three seasons in Washington. He missed half his rookie year with a bruised pancreas and was sidelined for most of the last two preseasons with a strained abdomen (2004) and a sprained big left toe (2005).

Rumph, chosen 27th overall in 2002, became a starter in 2003 but played in just five games the last two years because of a broken arm (2004) and a torn plantar fascia in his foot (2005). Like Jacobs, Rumph was in serious jeopardy of being cut. He will compete for one of the two or three backup jobs behind starting corners Shawn Springs and Carlos Rogers.

— David Elfin

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