The San Francisco 49ers tight end depth has morphed to George Kittle and everyone else. They certainly can use help and Matt Maiocco reports former Bills tight end Chris Gragg was brought in for a workout.
Gragg last saw game-day action with the Buffalo Bills in 2015, but went the New York Jet’s training camp in 2017. His season didn’t get going with the Jets due to being placed on IR in early September.
Gragg was on the Bills from 2013-2015 and amassed 24 receptions, for 251 yards, and two touchdowns.
2018 turned into the George Kittle show, but Garrett Celek didn’t show up as the sidekick. After a nice 2017, Celek turned in a disappointing 2018 as far as receptions and yards are concerned. He had five catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Even though the lack of production could have been due to a thumb injury, it might not be a bad idea to look for a second tight end in the Draft, but the 49ers have pressing needs at safety and cornerback.
Behind Celek, the 49ers have had a rotation of tight ends. Gragg could be useful as a third option, but he’s been out of football for almost two years. The 49ers may not need a tight end to replace Celek, but they will need some depth. Gragg could check that box.