For the last three years, Chip Kelly coached tight end Brent Celek in Philadelphia. Now Kelly is set to coach Celek’s younger brother in San Francisco.
Garrett Celek, a tight end who has been in San Francisco since signing with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2012, is expected to sign an extension before hitting free agency next month. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the sides are close to finalizing a long-term deal.
The 27-year-old Celek played in 11 games last year, starting eight and recording 19 catches for 186 yards and three touchdowns. Celek played 39 percent of the 49ers’ offensive snaps and 19 percent of their special teams plays.
Celek is coming off a high-ankle sprain that caused him to miss the last five games of the season.