Report: Veteran tight end Pruitt set to meet with 49ers

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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. 

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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. 

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