The 49ers tight end depth is taking a hit. Charlie Woerner’s time with the club is over after four seasons. He’s agreed to a three-year deal with the Falcons worth up to $12 million according to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein.

Woerner was a sixth-round pick of the 49ers in the 2020 draft and he became a key piece of their offense as a blocking tight end. He eventually surpassed Ross Dwelley as the No. 2 TE and played a career-high 29 percent of the offensive snaps last season.

The writing was on the wall for Woerner last season when the 49ers added TEs Cameron Latu and Brayden Willis in the draft. Had there not been a market for him it’s easy to see the 49ers bringing back such a reliable run-blocking TE. The $4 million he received annually from the Falcons probably put him out of San Francisco’s price range.

In four years Woerner played in 65 games and didn’t miss any after the two he missed as a rookie. He started seven of those contests and notched 11 catches for 120 yards.

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