Ross Dwelley

Ross Dwelley

Tight End #85
Team:San Francisco
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 240 lb.
Born:January 26, 1995
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Ross Dwelley: Making strong case for backup job

Dwelley's strong camp has given him the inside edge on becoming the primary backup at tight end to George Kittle this season, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Dwelley stood out during Wednesday's practice when he made four catches -- the final going for a touchdown -- on a drive led by fellow backup Nick Mullens. The 49ers brought in a handful of tight ends to compete for the primary backup job behind Kittle, but the 24-year-old has been the only candidate to generate buzz early in camp. Garrett Celek (back) may start the regular season on the PUP list, so Dwelley is front-runner to win the back job competition.

August 8, 2019 4:55 AM EST

Ross Dwelley: Finishes season as third tight end

Dwelley caught two passes for 14 yards with the 49ers this season.

Analysis: Dwelley was promoted to the active roster Week 6, but he spent most of the season on special teams, only logging 39 offensive snaps over 11 games. The undrafted rookie will battle for the 49ers' third-string tight end job next season with both George Kittle and Garrett Celek locked in to the first two spots on the depth chart.

January 24, 2019 1:50 AM EST

Ross Dwelley: Jumps to active roster

Dwelley was promoted to the 49ers' active roster prior to Monday's game versus the Packers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: This move casts doubt unto whether George Kittle (knee) is fully healthy, but Kittle is expected to suit up anyway. Therefore, Dwelley could end up being a healthy inactive Monday.

October 15, 2018 2:59 PM EST

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