The San Francisco 49ers have released tight end Logan Paulsen, the team announced on Tuesday. It was reported earlier in the day that they had signed defensive linemen Leger Douzable and Tony McDaniel to the active roster while placing Arik Armstead on injured reserve.
This meant they needed one more roster move to make room for the signings, and we now know that move was to release Paulsen.
Paulsen, 30, was the third tight end on the depth chart behind rookie George Kittle and backup Garrett Celek. Paulsen has received a decent amount of playing time, solely as a blocker, and has been fairly consistent in being decent in that area.
Paulsen has played in 42 offensive snaps this season, and another 80 on special teams. I imagine the 49ers feel good about Kyle Jusczyk’s injury or they wouldn’t be releasing a player like Paulsen at this stage.
I imagine Paulsen will be on their shortlist of players to bring back in the event of injury, unless he finds a new team in need of some blocking or special teams help. He spent the first five seasons of his career with Washington, and came to San Francisco as a free agent from the Chicago Bears this past offseason.