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Garrett Celek | Tight End | #88

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 252
College: Michigan State
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Garrett Celek caught 1-of-6 targets for four yards in San Francisco's Week 5 loss to the Cardinals.
Yikes. On literally the first play of the game, Celek got wide open down the middle, but Blaine Gabbert sailed the ball to the moon. Celek later committed a brutal drop. With Vance McDonald likely to return for Week 6, Celek's TE2 moment has come and gone. Fri, Oct 7, 2016 12:08:00 AM

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49ers TE Garrett Celek caught 5-of-5 targets for 79 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Cardinals.

Celek stepped up to play a big receiving role with Vance McDonald (hip) on the shelf. McDonald's status for Week 5 against the Cardinals is uncertain. If McDonald can't play, Celek would become a long-shot streamer for fantasy owners truly desperate at tight end.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 08:17:00 PM

Garrett Celek (back) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Celek will probably be good to go for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, but his TE2/3 status will depend on Vance McDonald's (hip) health. McDonald returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session of his own.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Garrett Celek caught 3-of-4 targets for 25 yards in the 49ers' Week 3 loss to the Seahawks.

Celek isn't normally a notable player, but he could become a streamer option as bye weeks set in depending on the health of Vance McDonald, who exited Sunday's contest with a hip injury and never returned. Celek is a replacement-level player, but he could end up logging a ton of snaps in Week 4 versus Dallas.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 07:46:00 PM

The San Jose Mercury News' Cam Inman believes 49ers TE Garrett Celek will win the starting job.

Celek did earn a four-year, $10.2-million contract in February, but all the offseason buzz has been about Vance McDonald, who QB Blaine Gabbert called "a mismatch nightmare on linebackers." Both players should see plenty of snaps, but McDonald should start and be the better fantasy option.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 12:14:00 PM's Ian Rapoport reports 49ers TE Garrett Celek's four-year deal is worth $14 million, and includes "nearly" $5 million guaranteed.

It's a nice chunk of change, but blocker money for a team that also has Vance McDonald and Blake Bell. Celek could still end up doubling his 27 career catches in 2016, but is unlikely to emerge as a fantasy option.
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 04:18:00 PM

49ers re-signed TE Garrett Celek to a four-year contract.

Celek had been headed to unrestricted free agency. Limited to 11 games by a high-ankle sprain last season, Celek made eight starts, catching 19 passes. Celek is primarily a blocker, and had just 27 career grabs in 39 games. Although Vance McDonald and Blake Bell will likely vie to be Chip Kelly's primary pass catcher at tight end, Celek should see heavy snaps as a blocker.
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 03:36:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the 49ers and free agent TE Garrett Celek are "close to finalizing" a long-term contract.

Much like his older brother, Eagles TE Brent Celek, Garrett is more of a block-first tight end. He blocked on 242 of his 407 offensive snaps last season, catching 19 passes for 186 yards (9.8 YPR) and three touchdowns. Celek and Vance McDonald could be the tight-end duo for coach Chip Kelly.
Wed, Feb 17, 2016 02:34:00 PM

49ers placed TE Garrett Celek on injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain, ending his season.

LB Shayne Skov has been signed in a corresponding roster move. Celek went down in Week 12. Celek was catching passes this season, logging 19 receptions in 11 games. He had been starting since Vernon Davis' trade. Brent's brother is an impending free agent, but there's a good chance he ends up re-signing with San Francisco.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 02:37:00 PM

49ers declared RB Carlos Hyde, TE Garrett Celek, WR Jerome Simpson, WR DeAndrew White, CB Chris Davis, OG Brandon Thomas and OG Ian Silberman inactive for Week 13 against the Bears.

With Celek out, Vance McDonald should dominate the tight end targets and shapes up as a great TE1 streamer. Hyde did not make the trip, and there is a chance he is headed to injured reserve this week. With Simpson inactive, Quinton Patton should continue to serve as the No. 3 wide receiver.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 11:37:00 AM

49ers TE Garrett Celek (ankle) is out for Week 13 against the Bears.

Celek wasn't able to practice this week after suffering a high-ankle sprain Sunday against the Cardinals. Vance McDonald has seen 16 targets from Blaine Gabbert over the last two weeks and could make for a solid streaming option in Celek's absence.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 02:31:00 PM

49ers TE Garrett Celek (ankle) isn't practicing ahead of Week 13.

He's going to miss Sunday's game against the Bears, putting Vance McDonald on the TE2 radar.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 01:41:00 PM

Garrett Celek exited Week 12 against the Cardinals with an ankle injury.

Celek was rolled up from behind blocking on a first-quarter run. He rode the cart into the locker room and did not return. X-rays showed Celek escaped without any fractures, but he is dealing with a high-ankle sprain which should keep him out several weeks. Vance McDonald will dominate the tight end targets with Celek out.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:37:00 PM

49ers TE Garrett Celek caught his lone two targets for 12 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 9 upset of the Falcons.

With Anquan Boldin (hamstring) inactive and Vernon Davis traded away, Celek took over as the 49ers' primary red-zone weapon, catching a pair of short touchdowns from Blaine Gabbert in the first half. Celek ultimately shared time with Vance McDonald, who caught two balls for 19 yards and had an egregious downfield drop. On sheer opportunity, Celek will be a low-end streamer option when the 49ers emerge from their Week 10 bye.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 07:32:00 PM

49ers TE Garrett Celek (questionable, concussion) has a chance to play Sunday.

Celek practiced on a limited basis and is still in the concussion protocol. He'll take over for Vernon Davis if he gets cleared. Vance McDonald is Celek's backup.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 04:19:00 PM

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