Report: Tight end Thomas, 49ers finalizing free-agent contract

Report: Tight end Thomas, 49ers finalizing free-agent contract originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

George Kittle and the 49ers' tight end room are getting a boost.

Veteran tight end Logan Thomas is expected to sign a free-agent contract with San Francisco, NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Monday, citing a source.

Thomas is an eight-year NFL veteran, who returns to the NFC West where the Arizona Cardinals selected him as a quarterback in the fourth round of the 2014 draft.

At the age of 26, Thomas converted from quarterback to tight end, having stints with the Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions before finding his stride with the Washington Commanders.

The 32-year-old had 55 receptions for 496 yards and four touchdowns for the Commanders during the 2023 NFL season across 16 regular-season appearances.

Thomas spent the past four seasons in Washington, including a career year in 2020 where the veteran tight end recorded 72 receptions for 670 yards and six touchdowns.

The 32-year-old joins Kittle in a 49ers tight end room that looks drastically different than last season following the free agency departures of Charlie Woerner and Ross Dwelley. Thomas will look to make an impact anyway he can as San Francisco pursues its sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy.

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