The 49ers might be making moves at tight end.
In search of added depth at the position behind superstar George Kittle, the 49ers are rumored to be interested in a former Tennessee Titans tight end.
The six-year NFL veteran played for the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears and Houston Texans before settling in with the Titans for the previous three seasons.
As a run-first team, the 49ers have always valued their run-blockers up and down the offensive line.
Kittle excels as a blocker, but adding another tight end who is proficient in that area could allow Kittle more pass-catching opportunities in 12-personnel sets.
Pruitt, who hopes to see more work in the passing game, has averaged 10.7 yards per reception throughout his career, a decent clip considering the small sample size (32 career receptions).
If signed by the 49ers, Pruitt would compete with the likes of Ross Dwelley and Charlier Woerner for a backup tight-end spot.