49ers Sign RB Phillip Tanner, Place TE Garrett Celek On IR


Adam Caplan is reporting 49ers have signed RB Phillip Tanner, and have placed TE Garrett Celek on injured reserve.

Tanner was released by the Buffalo Bills back in November after a quick stint.  He spent three seasons in Dallas after being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Tanner has 56 career rushing attempts for 149 yards.

Both RB Carlos Hyde and RB Frank Gore sustained injuries last week, leaving only RB Alfonso Smith to finish the game.  With the status of Hyde and Gore in doubt, Tanner could see action quickly.

Celek has appeared in 28 games over the past three seasons for San Francisco.  He appeared in three games this season, registering two catches for 53 yards.

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