49ers waive DB Jimmy Williams; Sign S Curtis Taylor to contract

According to Matt Maiocco's Twitter page, the 49ers have waived defensive back Jimmy Williams. The only other confirmation of that is on Rotoworld, but that's based on Maiocco's Tweet.  In addition, the Rotoworld page said, "Williams' weight still wasn't where it needed to be after he signed a "two-year" deal in January. The 25-year-old should get another shot elsewhere."

Whatever the case, that was certainly quick.  I know some folks saw him battling for playing time at safety, but so much for that.  If it's a weight issue maybe the team felt that if he couldn't get his weight down given this "last chance" option, why bother keeping him around?

That opens up some potential playing time for new safety Curtis Taylor.  Maiocco's Twitter also states that Taylor signed a 4-year deal for $1.8M with a $59,880 signing bonus.

Much more to come on this already busy first day of OTAs.

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