The San Francisco 49ers today announced that they have placed four-year veteran TE Garret Celek on the IR (injured reserve) list. Celek, who became the team’s unquestioned first-string tight-end after the team traded away TE Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos, was the team’s primary target from the Y position.
Celek was enjoying a career season as he set career-highs in catches (19), receiving yards (186), touchdowns (3) and starts (8) before having his 2015 season cut short due to an ankle injury.
The 49ers would have loved to have TE Derek Carrier in their back pocket, but he was traded to the Washington Redskins for a fifth-round pick during the preseason. However, the team will now turn their focus to 2013 second-round pick TE Vance McDonald who has shown signs of improvement as of late.
With Celek put on IR, that opened up a roster spot and the team quickly re-signed ILB Shayne Skove to a two-year deal just a few days after being released.