Logan Paulsen
TE SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Paulsen signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Paulsen was let go by the 49ers for the third time this season in late October, but the team's tight end depth took a hit with George Kittle (leg) ruled out for Week 10 and Cole Hikutuni (knee) placed on injured reserve. The 30-year-old will likely serve as the team's secondary tight end against the Giants on Sunday and until Kittle is cleared to play.

Logan Paulsen
TE SF (11)
1 month ago

The 49ers waived Paulsen on Tuesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's the third time that Paulsen has been cut by San Francisco since the beginning of training camp, which illustrates his place on the periphery of the roster. Even if he re-signs with the 49ers and sticks along for a prolonged period, Paulsen will act mainly as a blocker and won't see much involvement in the passing game.

Logan Paulsen
TE SF (11)
1 month ago

Paulsen signed a contract with the 49ers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Paulsen will return to San Francisco just two days after the team released him to provide the 49ers with a fourth tight end. Never much of a pass-catching threat when he had a clearer path to regular snaps earlier in his career, the 30-year-old Paulsen will likely act primarily as a blocker if he's able to see the field Sunday against the Cowboys.

Logan Paulsen
TE SF (11)
1 month ago

Paulsen was released by the 49ers on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Paulsen was released in order to make room for two defensive line signings after the team placed Arik Armstead (hand) on injured reserve. Paulsen didn't see many offensive reps with the 49ers this season, spending most of his time instead on special teams.

Logan Paulsen
TE SF (11)
3 months ago

Paulsen will re-sign with the 49ers after being released by the team on Saturday, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Paulsen was waived in order to create a roster spot for defensive tackle Xavier Cooper, but with fellow tackle Rondald Blair headed for injured reserve, San Francisco temporality has another roster spot open. Paulsen is expected to serve as the team's primary backup tight end for 2017.

Logan Paulsen
TE SF (11)
3 months ago

Paulsen hauled in his only target for 11 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end has had a quiet preseason with his new team, but the recent trade of Vance McDonald to Pittsburgh coupled with Paulsen's familiarity with head coach Kyle Shanahan's blocking schemes puts him in a strong position to make the cut as a backup.

Logan Paulsen
TE SF (11)
3 months ago

Paulsen has suited up for both of the 49ers' preseason contests, but he has yet to garner a target in the passing game.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end was brought in by Kyle Shanahan due to his familiarity with his offensive scheme from their days in Washington. This connection between the two may dismiss Paulsen's lack of touches, because his skill set should be already be clear to the 49ers' new head coach. San Francisco's third tight end job will likely come down to Paulsen and Garrett Celek.

Logan Paulsen
TE SF (11)
5 months ago

Paulsen has the skill set and history with head coach Kyle Shanahan to make a serious bid for a roster spot this season, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

EDGE Analysis

At 30 years old, Paulsen is the elder statesman of the group of tight ends currently in camp. While that works against him on paper, his size (6-foot-5, 268 pounds), blocking ability and presence as a red zone threat (six touchdowns on 82 receptions) make the veteran a good fit for Shanahan's offense. Both he and Garrett Celek possess similar skill sets, and they will likely compete for a spot on the depth chart this preseason.

Logan Paulsen
TE SF (11)
9 months ago

Paulsen will sign with the 49ers, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Valued primarily for his blocking, Paulsen has 82 receptions in six professional seasons, with only three of those catches coming last year for the Bears. San Francisco seems to be targeting the middle tiers of free agency, also reaching early agreements with QB Brian Hoyer, FB Kyle Juszczyk and WRs Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin.

Logan Paulsen
TE SF (11)
11 months ago

Paulsen ended the season with three receptions for 15 yards while being targeted 15 times.

EDGE Analysis

When the Bears lost Zach Miller to a foot injury in Week 11, Paulsen seemed to be in line to step up as the primary receiving option, but that role was taken over by Dan Brown. Actually, Paulsen didn't see a single target over the last five games of the season, and he'll enter the off-season as a free agent. He's only piled up 816 receiving yards since 2010, and he'll likely sign with a team as a backup tight end, and he'll face long odds to be a strong fantasy option.