(Photo by Ben Liebenberg via AP) FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free agent tight end Logan Paulsen on Wednesday.
After announcing their intention to part ways with tight end , the Falcons could use depth and experience alongside tight ends Austin Hooper and Eric Saubert, as well as someone who can handle the primary blocking duties for the position.
Paulsen is a player who can do just that.
Paulsen, 31, played in 14 games for the 49ers in 2017, splitting his time between offense and special teams where he logged 144 snaps and 154 snaps, respectively. The 49ers deployed Paulsen as a blocker more often than a receiver, as he was targeted just twice with zero receptions.
Originally signed in 2010 by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA, Paulsen stayed in Washington until the start of the 2016 season, when he was signed by the Bears. In his career, Paulsen has played in 105 games with 55 starts; he has caught 82 passes for 816 yards and six touchdowns.
The Falcons have already signed one former 49er, acquiring offensive guard during the first week of free agency. Outside of signing Fusco, the Falcons have focused on re-signing their own players and keeping some of the pieces together from their back-to-back trips to the postseason.