49ers Release TE Logan Paulsen, Place DL Arik Armstead On IR


The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that they have released tight end Logan Paulsen and placed defensive lineman Arik Armstead on the Injured Reserve.

This frees up the two roster spots needed for newly signed defensive lineman Leger Douzable and Tony McDaniel, who both receive one-year deals.

Paulsen, 30, signed on with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA back in 2012. Washington re-signed him to a three-year deal in 2013.

Unfortunately for Paulsen, he was placed on season-ending injured reserve at the start of the 2015 season and subsequently missed the entire year with a toe injury. The Bears signed him to a one-year contract last year.

San Francisco signed him to a contract this past March but wound up releasing him coming out of the preseason. It proved to be just a temporary move, as the 49ers re-signed Paulsen a day later.

In 2017, Paulsen has appeared in all six games for the 49ers but has yet to catch a pass.

Armstead, 23, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $9.84 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $1,329,784 and $1,777,176 over the next two years.

The 49ers will have to decide whether to pick up his fifth-year option next year.

In 2017, Armstead has appeared in six games and recorded 16 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a pass defense of the 49ers. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 33 edge defender out of 104 qualifying players.


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