The San Francisco 49ers made a pair of roster moves
Saturday Thursday afternoon to shore up the tight end position. The team announced they have activated tight end Garrett Celek from the PUP list, and promoted tight end Asante Cleveland from the practice squad. The team made room for him by placing Derek Carrier on injured reserve, and waiving linebacker Chase Thomas.
In getting this move done by 1 p.m. PT, the 49ers will be able to have Celek active for tonight's game against the Seattle Seahawks. The team is short-handed at tight end, with Derek Carrier now out for the year, and Vance McDonald listed as questionable. Carrier suffered a foot injury this past Sunday. He returned to the game, but was unable to practice this week. McDonald was inactive last week after suffering a hip injury in practice leading up to the game. McDonald was listed as limited this week, but it remains to be seen if he will be able to play. My guess is McDonald will be inactive for today's game.
Celek opened training camp on the PUP list due to a back injury that required surgery. He has been practicing the last two weeks, and when his practice window was activated, Jim Harbaugh said he would start practicing right away. If he has been practicing, I am not sure why they would otherwise not activate him. Celek is primarily a blocking tight end, and getting him back will potentially help with the offensive line struggles we have seen thus far.