Kyle’s update, 2:50 p.m. PT: The 49ers agreed to a deal with former Titans TE MyCole Pruitt. You can say goodnight to the Delanie Walker reunion.
The San Francisco 49ers are adding depth to the tight end position.
The team is signing Pruitt, per Aaron Wilson.
San Francisco 49ers signing veteran tight end MyCole Pruitt, per his agency @NSAFootball— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) June 2, 2021
Pruitt’s strength his is run blocking. Pro Football Focus gave the 29-year-old a run-blocking grade of 71.1, tied for seventh best among all NFL tight ends. However, PFF has Pruitt with a pass-blocking grade of 52.9, his worst in three seasons.
As Fowler points out, Pruitt is hoping to be more of a receiving threat. He had just five receptions for 49 yards and two touchdowns in 2020. Pruitt was selected in the fifth-round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He had a cap hit of $2.5 million with the Titans last season, per Spotrac.
The 49ers lost veteran tight end Jordan Reed this offseason. George Kittle remains the star of the position group. San Francisco also has tight ends Ross Dwelley, Charlie Woerner and Josh Pederson on the roster.