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49ers announce four-year extension for Garrett Celek

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 08:  Garrett Celek #88 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after catching an 11-yard touchdown pass against the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter of their game at Levi's Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Eagles signed tight end Brent Celek to a contract extension earlier this offseason and now Chip Kelly’s new team has done the same with another member of the Celek family.

Kelly is now the head coach of the 49ers, who announced Tuesday that Garrett Celek has signed a four-year extension with the team. The extension has been expected since reports that a deal was close surfaced earlier this month.

The younger Celek was set to become a free agent next month on the heels of a 19-catch season, but 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said in a statement that the team didn’t want to see him walk away.

“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,” Baalke said. “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.”

The 49ers also have Vance McDonald and 2015 fourth-round pick Blake Bell at tight end.

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11 Responses to “49ers announce four-year extension for Garrett Celek”
  1. braceyourselffor12 says: Feb 23, 2016 3:59 PM

    What about your other 2012 draft picks Baalke? Schmuck.

  2. collectordude says: Feb 23, 2016 4:22 PM

    Waste of money.

  3. icallbs81 says: Feb 23, 2016 4:44 PM

    He wasn’t part of the 2012 draft he was an UDFA so to say he was part of that bomb of a group is stating information incorrectly, braceyourself.

  4. icebowler says: Feb 23, 2016 5:02 PM

    Well, at least one loser on the team has it better now.

  5. hawkforlife says: Feb 23, 2016 5:06 PM

    4 years for a 19 catch season? Just wow!

  6. abqhawk says: Feb 23, 2016 5:27 PM

    All that cap room and this is the best they can do? Dumpster fire 2016 has been kindled.

  7. suckafree9rs415 says: Feb 23, 2016 5:34 PM

    He’s a decent backup.

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 23, 2016 6:01 PM

    You could count Celek’s college receptions on your fingers, and now he’s the 9ers first string tight end.
    Blaine Gabbert gets no breaks in life.

  9. ariani1985 says: Feb 23, 2016 6:11 PM

    Green Bay Packers suck!

  10. thebirdofprey says: Feb 23, 2016 6:32 PM

    49ers gotta do something to start selling season tickets. Chip Kelly’s former players aren’t drumming up much faith with fans in Santa Clara.

  11. irishguy55 says: Feb 23, 2016 6:41 PM

    So much cap space and this is who gets the first bit? I like Celek and maybe im wrong and he’ll become a solid contributor but I think a guy like NT Ian Williams is the first and most deserving and a priority!

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