Toilolo is signing with the Giants, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Toilolo figures to take on the blocking role previously occupied by Rhett Ellison, who announced his retirement from football last week. Toilolo will turn 29 in July, coming off a 2019 campaign with the 49ers in which he caught two passes on 191 offensive snaps. He has 97 receptions in 108 career regular-season games.
Toilolo had two receptions for 10 yards over 13 games this season. Toilolo only saw two targets despite playing 194 offensive snaps. Coach Kyle Shanahan preferred to use the tight end's 6-foot-8, 268 pound frame as a blocker in the 49ers' zone-run scheme. Toilolo's fantasy value only comes as a red-zone target in scenarios where he is higher on the depth chart. The 28-year-old is an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him back in San Francisco's camp given his familiarity with Shanahan's offense both this year and their time together in Atlanta.
Toilolo (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers. With George Kittle (ankle/knee) active, Toilolo will miss his first game of the season as Ross Dwelley and Garrett Celek will fill in as depth to Kittle. Toilolo mainly serves as a run-blocking option when he's active, catching just two passes for 10 yards over 10 games this year.
Toilolo (groin) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Toilolo practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday before returning as a full participant Friday. If George Kittle (knee) sits out again, Toilolo and Garrett Celek will likely see limited snaps behind Ross Dwelley against Arizona.
Toilolo (groin) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice. The 28-year-old didn't have an injury designation for Monday's loss to the Seahawks and played 12 offensive snaps, but he's not fully over the groin injury. Toilolo's status could have increased importance in Week 11 with George Kittle (knee) and Garrett Celek (back) also battling injuries.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
|4||10/04||@Los Angeles Rams||20||7.25|
|8||11/03||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||7.63|
|3 Year Avg||13||12||132||1||7||11.00||19|