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Top Charlie Woerner News

  • 49ers' Charlie Woerner: Activated off active/PUP list

    The 49ers activated Woerner (abdomen) from the active/PUP list Sunday.

    Woerner underwent offseason core muscle surgery and started training camp on the PUP list. Now healthy, the 2020 sixth-round pick will compete with Tyler Kroft and Ross Dwelley for limited playing time behind George Kittle.

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  • 49ers' Charlie Woerner: On PUP list before camp

    San Francisco placed Woerner (abdomen) on the PUP list Tuesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Apparently Woerner recently underwent core muscle surgery, and he presumably still needs time to recover from that. He did see three starts in 2021 after George Kittle went down with a calf injury, but he'll fight Tyler Kroft and Ross Dwelley for scraps behind Kittle in 2022 assuming he's ready to go by the start of the regular season.

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  • 49ers' Charlie Woerner: Little usage as backup

    Woerner had five receptions for 52 yards across 17 games during the 2021 regular season.

    Woerner took over backup duties behind George Kittle early in the season, but the slight shift up the depth chart did not result in more usage offensively. The 23-year-old did make three starts in place of Kittle, but he was primarily used as a blocker and recorded just four receptions over that three-game span. Woerner will still be under team control for 2022, and he will serve a similar backup role if kept on the 53-man roster.

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  • 49ers' Charlie Woerner: Posts 11 yards in win

    Woerner caught his lone target for 11 yards in Sunday's 34-26 win over the Vikings.

    Woerner recorded his first reception since George Kittle returned from IR a couple of games back. While both tight ends finished with similar disappointing stat lines, don't let the production indicate any sort of time share at the tight end position in San Francisco. Kittle recorded 65 offensive snaps (93 percent) while Woerner was limited to 19 snaps (27 percent). The latter does not carry any fantasy value heading into a matchup against Seattle.

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  • 49ers' Charlie Woerner: Falls back into reserve role

    Woerner was on the field for 11 offensive snaps (19 percent) but did not receive a target in Sunday's 31-17 loss to Arizona.

    George Kittle was activated off of injured reserve prior to the contest, effectively ending Woerner's short run as fill-in starter. The 23-year-old accrued four receptions (five targets) for 41 yards in the three games he filled in for Kittle. Woerner remains a fantasy afterthought in his current role.

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  • 49ers' Charlie Woerner: Should have role in Kittle's return

    Woerner is still expected to remain involved in the 49ers' offensive game plan Sunday against the Cardinals, though his overall snap count could take a hit with top tight end George Kittle (calf) available after being activated from injured reserve Saturday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    Following a four-week absence, the 49ers are planning to ease Kittle back in with something less than a full workload, though the extent of his snaps isn't fully known. Regardless, Kittle's return even in a limited capacity should diminish what little fantasy utility Woerner provided over the past month. Woerner drew a pair of targets in both of the 49ers' last two contests, recording three receptions for 37 yards.

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  • 49ers' Charlie Woerner: One catch in start

    Woerner started and logged 45 snaps on offense (80 percent) in Sunday's 33-22 win over the Bears, finishing with one catch on two targets for seven yards.

    Woerner continued to serve as the 49ers' starting tight end, but his usage was limited to mainly blocking for Elijah Mitchell. George Kittle (calf) is eligible to come off injured reserve next week against the Cardinals, and all signs are pointing toward that happening. Whenever the star tight end does end up returning, Woerner will return to backup and special teams duties.

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  • 49ers' Charlie Woerner: Gets start in loss

    Woerner started and logged 30 offensive snaps (54 percent) Sunday, finishing with two receptions (two targets) for 30 yards in a 30-18 loss to the Colts.

    Woerner took over for Ross Dwelley (27 snaps) as the 49ers' temporary starting tight end while George Kittle (calf) mends on injured reserve. Neither player made much noise from a fantasy perspective, and that's likely to remain the same in next week's tilt against the Bears.

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  • 49ers' Charlie Woerner: Gets first taste of pro action

    Woerner appeared in 14 games for the 49ers during the 2020 season, finishing with three receptions for 36 yards and no touchdowns.

    Injuries to San Francisco's top two tight ends opened up some sparse playing time for the rookie. Most of Woerner's time on the 53-man roster was spent on special teams, but he impressed his position coaches as early as training camp with his combination of size and speed (similar to what another late-round tight end, George Kittle, did before exploding into a star in San Francisco). It would be a stretch to assume Woerner could replicate Kittle's rise to stardom, but the 22-year-old does fit the profile of this next generation of tight ends who possess plus athleticism at the position. Woerner could jump as high as second on the depth chart for the 49ers in 2021, but for now, he will be a fantasy afterthought until he gets an opportunity to prove himself.

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  • 49ers' Charlie Woerner: Returns from COVID-19 list

    Woerner was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.

    Woerner missed the last two games while on the list. He'll be available for the season finale against Seattle. It's tough to project how he'll be utilized with position mates George Kittle, Jordan Reed and Ross Dwelley all healthy for the first time since Week 1.

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  • 49ers' Charlie Woerner: Lands on COVID list

    The 49ers placed Woerner on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Woerner's placement on the COVID-19 list could mean either that he's tested positive for the virus or been deemed a close contact with someone who has. The rookie sixth-round pick recorded the first three targets of his career in his last two appearances.

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  • 49ers' Charlie Woerner: Catches first passes

    Woerner caught both his targets for 33 yards during Monday's 34-24 loss to Buffalo.

    The rookie sixth-round pick played a season-high 15 offensive snaps and secured the first two receptions of his career. Jordan Reed and Ross Dwelley each played more than 50 percent of the offensive snaps, and Woerner should continue to work as San Francisco's No. 3 tight end.

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  • 49ers' Charlie Woerner: San Francisco snags in sixth

    The 49ers selected Woerner in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 190th overall.

    Woerner played a part-time role during his four-year collegiate tenure at Georgia, mostly seeing utilization as a lead blocker. Due to Woerner's bulk (6-foot-5, 244 pounds) and willingness to embrace contact, he has a shot at earning a role as a blocker in the run game for San Francisco.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 241 lbs
Birthplace: Tiger, GA
Age: 24
School: Georgia
Experience: 3