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Former Washington tight end Jordan Reed reunites with Kyle Shanahan, signs with 49ers

Redskins place tight end Jordan Reed on Injured Reserve, ending his season
Posted at 5:31 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 17:31:38-04

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have agreed on a one-year contract with free agent tight end Jordan Reed.

General manager John Lynch announced the deal to add another receiving option to pair with All-Pro George Kittle.

The 30-year-old Reed had 329 catches for 3,371 yards and 24 TDs in 65 career games for Washington but has ended up on the injured reserve list in four of his seven seasons. He missed all of 2019 after suffering a concussion in the preseason but Lynch said the team believes the risk of injury is outweighed by the reward if Reed stays healthy.

Reed has experience playing for 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who was his offensive coordinator in 2013 in Washington.

Lynch also said he is “working diligently” to get a long-term deal signed with Kittle. The 2017 fifth-round pick is entering the final year of his rookie contract and the Niners hope to lock him up before he hits free agency.

The 49ers also announced that receiver Richie James Jr. was moved from the reserve/COVID-19 list to the non-football injury list with a broken wrist suffered in offseason workouts.

Defensive back D.J. Reed was placed on the season-ending non-football injury list after tearing his pectoral muscle in the offseason.

Defensive lineman Kentavius Street and receiver Shawn Poindexter were activated from the physically unable to perform list.

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