Falcons sign ex-Florida RB Kelvin Taylor
The Atlanta Falcons have signed former Florida RB Kelvin Taylor, the son of Fred Taylor, according to the team’s website.
Taylor’s final year at Florida came in 2015. He passed on his senior season to enter the 2016 NFL Draft. Taylor was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round. He was later released in November of 2016.
Taylor then signed with the Seahawks (2016) and Chiefs in May. He was released just four days later.
Now, Taylor moves onto his fourth NFL team in two years, and with the addition of Taylor, the Falcons now have six backs on the roster.
The Belle Glade, Florida, native rushed for 2,108 yards and 23 touchdowns during his three-year career with the Gators.
His father, Fred, had a huge NFL career, rushing for 11,695 yards and 66 rushing touchdowns from 1998 to 2010. He played for the Jaguars (1998-2008) and the Patriots (2009-2010).