49ers A “Strong Possibility” For Free Agent TE Jacob Tamme?


Multiple sources indicated to Vaughn McClure of ESPN that there is a “strong possibility” the 49ers could be landing spot for free agent TE Jacob Tamme if he doesn’t re-sign with the Falcons.

Tamme has said that he would like to be back in Atlanta next year and continue helping the team build on their 2016 success.

I love being a Falcon, love my teammates, love what we have going on here in this organization,” Tamme said. “I’m interested to see what the future holds.

However, it’s possible that new 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan could try to lure him away from the Falcons. One thing worth mentioning is the fact that the 49ers locked up TE Vance McDonald to a five-year contract, so the 49ers would have to be comfortable paying another tight end for Tamme to be a serious option for them.

Tamme’s 2016 season ended after he suffered an ACP joint injury to his right shoulder that required surgery. But Tamme says his rehab is “going great” and he could be back in a month.

“I’m rocking and rolling with rehab and it’s going great,” Tamme said. “I feel like I could play in a month. … Just been focused on the day to day.”

Tamme, 31, is a former fourth-round pick of the Colts back in 2008. He spent four years in Indianapolis before signing on with the Broncos back in 2012.

The Falcons later signed him to a two-year, $4 million contract that included $400,000 guaranteed back in 2015 and he’s now in position to be an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks.

In 2016, Tamme appeared in eight games for the Falcons and caught 22 passes for 210 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 14 tight end out of 63 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.

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