Former Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Reed signs with San Francisco 49ers

Kyle Shanahan is taking a flier on a familiar figure.

Tight end Jordan Reed has agreed to a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, a person familiar with the move told USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet official.

ESPN's Adam Schefter was first to report the agre

Reed, 30, was released by Washington in February after seven seasons with the team. He established himself as a dynamic pass-catching tight end and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2016, but he struggled to stay on the field, suffering seven documented concussions in his pro career. Reed was sidelined for all of 2019 after suffering his latest concussion in a preseason game.

Shanahan served as offensive coordinator in Washington during Reed's rookie campaign in 2013, when he recorded 45 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns. 

The 49ers have All-Pro George Kittle entrenched at tight end, but Reed offers the offense a high-upside target if he makes the 53-man roster and stays healthy.

Reed is the second notable former Washington standout to join San Francisco this year after the 49ers traded for seven-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Trent Williams in April.

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