LISTEN: 49ers DC Search Is Complete & NFL Combine Studs →
placeholder image

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


49ers place TE Blake Bell on IR, sign TE Jim Dray

Dec 19, 2016 at 4:24 PM--


Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
The San Francisco 49ers announced today that TE Blake Bell has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season. Bell was one of at least three players that 49ers head coach Chip Kelly said would be lost for the remainder of the season. To take his spot on the roster, the team has signed TE Jim Dray to a one-year deal. The 49ers also signed LB Brandon Chubb to the practice squad.

The 49ers had room on their practice squad due to a signing by another team. It is unknown which player was signed.

Bell went down following a 45-yard catch in the second quarter of the 49ers' 41-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He was carted to the locker room following the play. The 49ers have already lost TE Vance McDonald, who suffered a shoulder injury during the overtime loss to the New York Jets.

Selected out of Oklahoma in the 4th round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Bell was bound to get more playing time due to the injury of McDonald. Over his two seasons with the 49ers, Bell has 19 receptions for 271 yards.

During his college career, Bell played quarterback for Oklahoma. However, with the emergence of Trevor Knight in 2014, Bell was moved to tight end.

Bell joins LB Nick Bellore, who was placed on injured reserve earlier today.

Dray was originally drafted out of Stanford by the Arizona Cardinals in the 7th round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Throughout his seven-year NFL career, he has appeared in 91 games, starting 37, and has 56 receptions for 605 yards and three touchdowns. In addition to the Cardinals, Dray has spent time with the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills. This season with Buffalo, he played in four games with one start prior to being released on October 4.

Chubb was originally signed with the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent on May 6. He spent training camp with the team and was released on September 3. The Rams signed Chubb to the practice squad on September 5, was waived on September 12, and then spent time with the Detroit Lions' practice squad before being released on December 17.

Related News





Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News


placeholder image

49ers mailbag: Who is most likely to be traded? What positions will SF draft? Which free-agent pass rushers will the 49ers pursue?

By Marc Adams
Feb 28

It's been a quiet couple of weeks for the San Francisco 49ers. Other than firing defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, and that little Super Bowl thing, there hasn't been much going on. But this week kicks off the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, and free agency is only a couple of weeks away. So things will soon pick up. GM John Lynch spoke with reporters at the Combine on Tuesday. And while he didn't give a lot of new information, there were still some highlights to discuss. So we opened up the 49ers Webzone Mailbag to see what questions you had about the team. Let's jump in and take a look. Who are you hoping for (as defensive coordinator)? - Brian J. I think we are all hoping for some big name from the outside, but I don't expect that to


placeholder image

Mel Kiper's latest mock draft has 49ers adding pass rusher at No. 31

By David Bonilla
Feb 28

ESPN analyst Mel Kiper unveiled his latest mock draft, projecting the 32 selections of the first round. For the first time since 2021, the San Francisco 49ers own a first-round selection and could use the pick to bolster the offensive line or the defensive backfield. However, Kiper has the team going in another direction. He proposes adding a pass rusher to complement defensive end Nick Bosa on the opposite side. Kiper's pick for San Francisco is Chop Robinson of Penn State. Kiper wrote, "It has to be offensive line or edge rusher for the 49ers, right? They need to find


placeholder image

No Huddle Podcast: 49ers Are All-In On Next Season

By Site Staff
Feb 29

(Episode 317) - Brian Renick and Al Sacco react to Mike Silver's article on the 49ers' core deteriorating in spots you wouldn't see coming, why this team doesn't consider mailing a season in, Deebo Samuel's regression as a player, how the 49ers' offensive philosophy could change, update on the defensive coordinator search, and more. The audio for the show is embedded above. Remember to subscribe! You can listen to the latest "No Huddle Podcast" episode above, from our dedicated podcast page, on


placeholder image

49ers met with Wake Forest DB Malik Mustapha at NFL Scouting Combine

By David Bonilla
Feb 29

The San Francisco 49ers could look into bolstering their defensive backfield in the upcoming draft. Mike Kaye of the Charlotte Observer reports that the team is one of several that have met with former Wake Forest defensive back Malik Mustapha. Texans, Saints, Eagles and 49ers among the teams that have met with Wake Forest DB Malik Mustapha, per him. pic.twitter.com/l4NKT2uVJS— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) February 29,


Latest

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone