Wick signed a contract to join the 49ers practice squad Wednesday.
Just a day after being waived by the 49ers, Wick will apparently stick around with the club without being part of the 53-man roster. Should injuries arise on the 53-man roster, Wick would likely be one of the first options to rejoin it.
Wick was waived by the 49ers on Tuesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
As the fourth tight end on the 49ers' depth chart, Wick was always expendable. He was let go in order to make room for quarterback Tom Savage on the 53-man roster. Assuming he clears waivers, he could be a candidate for San Francisco's practice squad.
Wick (knee) suited up for Saturday's preseason tilt against the Texans, catching his lone target for 10 yards in a 16-13 loss.
Wick suffered an injury scare after being carted off the field during a practice earlier this month, but his speedy recovery confirmed the minor nature of his knee injury. The 6-foot-6 tight end is currently competing with Cole Hikutini for third on the 49ers' depth chart. Wick was the first to relieve temporary starter Garrett Celek on Saturday, giving him a slight lead over his counterpart heading into the third week of the preseason.
Wick (knee) is dealing with a minor injury and is considered day-to-day, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Wick was carted off the field during Thursday's practice, but the tight end appears to have received good news from the tests following the issue. Assuming he returns to the field soon, the third-year tight end will resume his pursuit of a 53-man roster spot.
Wick was carted off Thursday with a knee injury, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The specifics of Wick's knee injury remain unclear, but it's never a positive sign to see a player carted off. Wick ended the 2017 season on the 49ers practice squad and was looking to earn a spot on the 53-man roster in 2018. He'll still have a chance if his injury turns out to not be overly severe, but that remains to be seen. For the time being, look for Wes Saxton and Ross Dwelley to get some extra reps in practice while Wick is sidelined.
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