Loser: Tight End Garrett Celek
Ross Dwelley has since assumed the No. 2 tight end spot behind George Kittle. There’s no doubting that anymore.
With No. 3 tight end Levine Toilolo one of the better blockers on the roster, there’s little reason to assume Kyle Shanahan has a long-term need for veteran tight end Garrett Celek, who was recently activated after spending much of 2019 dealing with the aftermath of a concussion and back surgery.
Celek saw a combined 25 snaps on offense and special teams in Week 10, and his number isn’t likely to be called for a more significant role anytime soon.
And once Kittle returns, it sure seems likely Celek will be the odd man out, as the 49ers will have little reason to keep four tight ends on the 53-man roster down the stretch.
Dwelley’s ascent essentially means Celek is no more than an excess piece on the roster.