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Darren Waller suspended, Ravens lose another tight end

The 49ers have tight ends to move. Maybe to Baltimore, maybe somewhere else.

The Baltimore Ravens tight end depth chart took another hit on Friday, as it was announced that Darren Waller has been suspended for at least a year for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The loss comes following the team losing Dennis Pitta to another hip injury.

The Ravens have Maxx Williams and Ben Watson projected as their top two tight ends, so they are set for starters. However, their depth is taking hits left and right. Waller had not exactly emerged as a huge threat, but with the loss of him and Pitta, one would think Baltimore will be looking for bodies soon.

I don’t know that the San Francisco 49ers will be the first team they call, but John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan tried to move Vance McDonald earlier this offseason. The 49ers signed veteran Logan Paulsen, drafted George Kittle, and signed rookie Cole Hikutini. There is only so much room on the tight end depth chart. I imagine some of the incumbent names will be cut, but a trade or two would not surprise me. And if they can get anything more than a ham sandwich, a deal of some kind makes a lot of sense. Maybe not with Baltimore, but with somebody.

Will we see any trades of tight ends between now and final roster cuts?


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