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49ers place Curtis Taylor on IR; Brit Miller to 53-man roster

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Safety Curtis Taylor's rookie season has come to a premature end due to the hip strain he suffered Sunday against the Jaguars.  A hip strain does not come across as super serious, but clearly it's something the team does not want aggravated.  The 49ers placed Taylor on the Injured Reserve list and replaced him on the 53-man roster with FB Brit Miller.  Miller is replaced on the practice squad by WR Rodney Wright.

Miller was claimed off waivers from Carolina and had a fairly solid training camp with the 49ers.  The numbers game kept him off the 53-man roster at that point, but obviously the team still likes him.  If Michael Robinson is still suffering from concussion issues this week, we could see Miller be active on Sunday at Seattle in a special teams role.

As for Wright, he's actually from Bakersfield and played his college ball at Fresno State.  He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round (250th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft and spent two seasons on the Bills practice squad. Wright then played for the San Jose SaberCats of the AFL from 2005-2008. Wright signed the Kansas City Chiefs in April 2009 and was signed to their practice squad following the final cut down. He was released by the Chiefs on September 16.