The San Francisco 49ers signed tight end Logan Paulsen as part of their initial wave of free agents, inking him to a one-year deal. NFL reporter Aaron Wilson is once again back with the details of Paulsen’s contract.
Signing bonus: $125,000
Roster bonus: $100,000
2017 salary cap hit: $1,000,000
It’s a simple deal for a tight end who is primarily coming aboard as a blocking tight end. Paulsen’s career highs as a receiver are 28 receptions (2013) and 308 yards (2012). He caught three passes last season, after missing all of 2015 with a turf toe injury.
Paulsen joins a 49ers tight end depth chart that includes Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek, Blake Bell, and Je’Ron Hamm. There is some talent in there, but it’s hard to get too excited about this group. Kyle Shanahan did not use his tight ends extensively as pass catchers, but he also had a plethora of running backs and wide receivers to game-plan around. The 49ers have added talent at wide receiver and in the form of Kyle Juszczyk, but will we see someone like Vance McDonald take advantage of an opportunity in 2017?