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49ers Add Tight End Depth With Veteran Free Agent Signing

Devon Platana
San Francisco 49ers have added some tight end depth with a veteran free-agent signing.
San Francisco 49ers have added some tight end depth with a veteran free-agent signing. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers are poised to be a Super Bowl contender in the 2022 NFL season. If they want to ensure that their roster is good enough to win a championship, they'll need to have an appropriate amount of depth.

That's exactly why the 49ers went out and added some tight end depth on Monday by signing veteran Tyler Kroft to a one-year, according to ESPN insider Adam Schefter.

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Kroft has played a total of 81 games over his seven-year career, amassing 101 catches for 1,024 yards and 13 touchdowns. He spent the 2021 campaign as a member of the New York Jets, starting six of the nine games she played and finishing with a 16-173-1 stat line.

Kroft likely won't see too much playing time behind George Kittle, but the 49ers haven't been afraid of running multiple TE sets in the past. Nevertheless, Kittle has missed an average of four games over the last three seasons, so maybe Kroft will end up seeing some extra playing time.

At the end of the day, the 49ers need Kroft and the rest of the depth to be as healthy as can be in case of a deep playoff run. San Francisco currently has +1600 odds (T-No. 6) to win Super Bowl LVII, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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