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49ers sign former Broncos tight end, waive rookie

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The 49ers swapped tight ends on Tuesday. The following is from the team:

The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed TE Troy Fumagalli to a one-year deal. In order to make room on the roster, the team waived TE Garrett Walston.

Fumagalli (6-6, 248) was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Throughout his four-year NFL career with the Broncos (2018-20) and New England Patriots (2021), he has appeared in 19 games (five starts) and registered 14 receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Fumagalli signed with the Patriots as a free agent on May 27, 2021 and was later placed on the Injured Reserve List on August 19, 2021 where he spent the entire season.

A 27-year-old native of Aurora, IL, Fumagalli attended the University of Wisconsin where he appeared in 52 games (32 starts) and registered 135 receptions for 1,627 yards and seven touchdowns.

Walston (6-4, 245) originally signed with the team as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2022.

Bonus fun fact not from the 49ers: Fumagalli is missing part of his index finger.

 

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