The San Francisco 49ers today announced that they have signed five-year TE Garrett Celek to a four year contract extension keeping the Michigan State product in San Francisco via the 2019 season.
Celek, originally came into the NFL with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free-agent in 2012 and has been on the roster ever since. In 39 games, Celek has recorded 27 catches for 328 yards and 3 touchdowns.
49ers GM Trent Baalke had high praise for his tight-end. “Since Garrett entered the league as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012, he has displayed the skill, work ethic and desire to compete at a high level in the National Football League,” said Baalke. “His commitment and determination to succeed are reflected in the way he conducts himself as a professional on and off the field. As an organization, we would like to congratulate Garrett and look forward to his continued development as a member of this organization.”
Last off-season, Celek was scheduled to become a restricted free-agent and the 49ers agreed to a one-year contract extension to retain his services in San Francisco for the 2015 season. This new contract will now be a long-term solution, as the two sides can now turn their focus on football.
In other news, the team waived TE Brian Leonhardt.