Hikutini finished the 2018 season on the Vikings' practice squad after getting cut by the 49ers prior to the start of the regular season. He'll now get a chance to secure a potential No. 4 job at tight end behind Kyle Rudolph, David Morgan, and Tyler Conklin.
Hikutini will not participate in training camp this week due to a groin injury, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Hikutini recently returned from an MCL sprain he suffered last season and he participated in the team's minicamp. Now, the injury bug has hit him again, although it doesn't seem like there is too much concern, as the 49ers are hoping he's healthy enough to return next week.
Hikutini (knee) practiced in June, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Hikutini caught on with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie last year and caught two passes in four games before an MCL sprain landed him on injured reserve in November. Now healthy, the second-year pro likely will enter training camp as the team's No. 3 tight end, but he isn't a real threat to George Kittle and Garrett Celek atop the depth chart.
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