February 23, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have signed tight end Garrett Celek to a four-year contract extension.

The 49ers finalized the deal on Tuesday to keep Celek from becoming an unrestricted free agent next month.

Celek played 11 games last season and started eight for San Francisco. He caught 19 passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns before missing the final month with an ankle injury.

Celek originally joined San Francisco as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and has 27 career catches for 328 yards and three touchdowns in 39 games.

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