49ers announce four-year extension for Garrett Celek

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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.