SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers on Thursday placed tight end Garrett Celek on season-ending injured reserve and promoted rookie Daniel Helm from the practice squad, the team announced.
Celek, an eight-year pro, appeared in five games this season with one start. He did not catch a pass. He spent the first eight games on the physically-unable-to-perform list after undergoing offseason back surgery. He took part in limited practice Wednesday due to a back condition.
Helm, an undrafted rookie from Duke, has been on the 49ers’ practice squad since being among the team’s final cuts before the start of the regular season. Helm caught two passes for 16 yards in the preseason.
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Celek becomes the 15th 49ers player to go on injured reserve this season, including the third this week. The 49ers placed center Weston Richburg (knee) and wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (foot, knee) on season-ending IR this week.
Even after completing his fifth Pro Bowl season and being set to make his third appearance in the Super Bowl, 49ers defensive back Richard Sherman continues to seek out his haters.
Former All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis called Sherman out on Twitter during Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, criticizing the veteran for primarily shadowing one side of the field instead of being isolated in a matchup on the Packers’ No. 1 receiver, Davante Adams.
Per usual, Sherman jumped on social media within minutes of the win over Green Bay and clapped back at Revis.
Revis was quick to point out that in his ninth NFL season, he wasn’t exactly a scrub.
Despite Revis having the same number of Super Bowl titles and playing in just three more playoff games than Sherman, the Niners’ defensive back took one last shot at the now-retired Revis.
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Perhaps Sherman should just focus on the impressive performance he put together Sunday -- including a late interception of star Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers -- instead of starting beefs with players who have been out of the NFL for multiple seasons.
But hey, it wouldn’t be a night on Twitter without some meaningless arguing.
It's almost here.
In a little less than two weeks, the lights will shine on Hard Rock Stadium in Miami when 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs clash in Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2.
Whether you watch for the game, the commercials, the halftime show or just because your significant other makes you, it's sure to be must-watch four-plus hours of television.
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Here's all the information you need to know for Super Bowl LIV:
When: Sunday, Feb. 2, at 3:30 p.m. PT
Where: Hard Rock Stadium (Miami, Fla.)
Halftime Show: Shakira and Jennifer Lopez
TV Channel: FOX
Live Stream: FOXSports.com