Jacobs Traded to Niners for CB

Warpath
Posted Aug 14, 2006


Taylor Jacobs' career in Washington was in jeopardy. So, too, was Mike Rumph's career in San Francisco. Naturally, they ended up being traded for one another, and perhaps landing in a much better spot.

For Rumph, he enters with no expectations and perhaps can beef up the depth at corner for Washington. Ken Wright did not have a terrific night in his Redskins' debut Sunday, but Rumph is unlikely to bump him from the nickel spot.

Rumph has the reputation of being a physical corner, someone who can also play safety. That versatility is craved by Washington's defensive coaches.

But Rumph, a former first-round pick, also is coming off back-to-back seasons in which he landed on the injured reserve list. He spent 13 games there in 2005 with plantar fascia. He missed 14 games in '04 -- the final nine because of a broken forearm.

The Redskins like that he played collegiately with Clinton Portis, Santana Moss and Sean Taylor. The coaches say they received positive feedback from his college teammates, as well as from end Andre Carter and receiver Brandon Lloyd about Rumph and his character.

''He'll fit in here,'' Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said.

Jacobs' career in Washington was marked by injuries. Each year it was something else, from a bruised pancreas his rookie year to a strained abdomen in '04 and a sprained left big toe last year.

Coaches and teammates raved about his potential, but Jacobs appeared to suffer from confidence problems. Some teammates said he also often ran the wrong routes during games.

He caught 30 passes in three seasons in Washington.



Related Stories
Redskins Training Camp: 1st Day
 -by DCProFootball.com  Jul 31, 2006
Redskins Notes: Jacobs Tries to Hang On
 -by DCProFootball.com  Jun 25, 2006
Gibbs "Hopes" to Have Portis Back for Opener
 -by DCProFootball.com  Aug 14, 2006


PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES
> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> Free Agency &
   Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from DCProFootball.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
WR Taylor Jacobs (profile)
CB Mike Rumph (profile)
[View My HotList]