49ers sign John Taylor's nephew to practice squad

October 12, 2011, 8:04 pm
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SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers signed undrafted rookie receiver Kerry Taylor to the practice squad. Taylor is the nephew of former 49ers receiver John Taylor.Taylor (6-foot, 196 pounds) caught 54 passes for 699 yards and three touchdowns last season at Arizona State.The 49ers released former Stanford center Chase Beeler from the practice squad to make room for Taylor.John Taylor is best known for catching the winning touchdown from Joe Montana in the final stages of Super Bowl XXIII. In that game he also set Super Bowl records in the game for longest punt return (45 yards), most punt return yards (56), and highest punt return average (18.7 yards per return).Taylor played for the 49ers from 1987-1995. He was named All-Pro twice and was a member of three Super Bowl champions in San Francisco.