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49ers re-sign backup TE Derek Carrier

3/9/2015

Backup tight end Derek Carrier, set to become a restricted free agent next season, has instead reached an agreement to remain with the San Francisco 49ers on a two-year deal worth up to $3.3 million.

The Sacramento Bee and CSNBayArea.com first reported the news on Monday.

Carrier had nine receptions for 105 yards last season and, according to Pro Football Focus, his two catches on throws of at least 20 yards led all Niners tight ends in that category as starter Vernon Davis, who is entering the final year of his contract, only had one such catch.

Plus, Carrier impressed the 49ers with his blocking as PFF gave him a plus-1.9 run-blocking grade.

But Carrier, who also had five special-teams tackles last season, had his season cut short as he was placed on injured reserve with a foot issue on Nov. 27.

Other tight ends on the roster are: Garrett Celek, who signed a one-year contract last week, Vance McDonald, Asante Cleveland and Xavier Grimble.