The San Francisco 49ers’ search for experienced tight end depth and Jordan Reed’s search for a new home resulted in a reunion Monday afternoon.
That’s when Reed and the Niners reached agreement on a contract to bring the tight end to the Bay Area, general manager John Lynch said. The deal is for one year and heavy on incentives for Reed, who has a lengthy concussion history.
In coming to San Francisco, Reed will be reunited with coach Kyle Shanahan, who worked as Washington’s offensive coordinator from 2010 to 2013. Reed spent one season under Shanahan after Washington selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft. Reed had 45 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns in nine games that year before injuries ended his season.
Injuries have become a recurring theme for Reed during his career. He missed all of last season with a concussion, the seventh documented since he started playing college football. Because of various injuries, he has never played a full NFL season.
But the 49ers spent considerable time vetting Reed’s health and feel comfortable with where he is as they open up training camp this week.