49ers sign former Stanford tight end Levine Toilolo for depth, competition

Matt Maiocco
NBC Sports BayArea
The 49ers add depth and competition at the tight end position.

49ers sign former Stanford tight end Levine Toilolo for depth, competition

The 49ers add depth and competition at the tight end position.

49ers sign former Stanford tight end Levine Toilolo for depth, competition originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com

The 49ers added depth and competition at tight end on Wednesday with the addition of Levine Toilolo.

The 49ers signed Toilolo, a six-year professional, to a one-year contract, the club announced Wednesday.

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To make room on the 90-man roster, the 49ers waived safety Cameron Glenn of Wake Forest. The 49ers signed Glenn as an undrafted rookie on May 3.

Toilolo is the third tight end to come to the 49ers within the past two weeks.

The 49ers selected Stanford tight end Kaden Smith in the sixth round of the NFL draft. They also signed Wyoming tight end Tyree Mayfield as an undrafted rookie. George Kittle set the NFL single-season record for tight ends with 1,377 yards receiving last year. Garrett Celek and Ross Dwelley also return from last season.

[RELATED: Kaden Smith ready to learn from, eventually compete against, George Kittle]

Toilolo, 27, played his first five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons after entering the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick from Stanford.

Toilolo (6-foot-8, 268 pounds) has been used primarily as a blocker. He played 32 games with the Falcons and started 26 games with Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator during the 2015 and '16 seasons. He caught 20 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns in those two seasons.

In his career, Toilolo has missed just one game in six seasons. He has 95 catches for 986 yards and eight touchdowns in his career.

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