Bell (head) didn't participate in Wednesday's minicamp practice due to a forehead laceration, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports.
The injury sounds very minor in nature, so it doesn't figure to delay Bell much in his offseason preparation. Barring any additions at tight end during the 2017 NFL Draft, Bell will enter the summer as the 49ers' No. 4 tight end behind Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek and Logan Paulsen.
This announcement comes as no surprise after the
Bell (shoulder) will miss the remainder of this season, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
Bell sustained a shoulder injury Sunday against the Falcons after catching one pass for 45 yards. With his second season now over, Bell finishes with four receptions on nine targets for 85 yards, leaving little production for Je'Rom Hamm to fill as the only healthy tight end remaining behind starter Garrett Celek.
Bell is out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Falcons due to a shoulder injury, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
Bell had one catch for 45 yards before exiting. Expect Je'Ron Hamm to see additional snaps in Bell's absence.
Bell took his only reception for 30 yards in Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Jets.
The reception was just Bell's third of the season after catching 15 in his rookie campaign last year. The emergence of Vance McDonald has curtailed the potential development of the 49ers' 2015 fourth-round pick. The former did leave Sunday's game with a shoulder injury, so there is potential for Bell to receive extended playing time next week if McDonald is unable to suit up. Either way, he is nothing more than a player to keep an eye on in the event he gets extended run down the stretch for a now 1-12 49ers team.
|P1||8/11/17||@ KC||9:00 pm|
|P3||8/27/17||@ MIN||8:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/3/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||14||5||15||186||12.4||48||0||3||1||5|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||13||0||4||85||21.3||45||0||2||1||2|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||13||6||3.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|