Former Tennessee Titans tight end MyCole Pruitt has agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers, per his representation and Tom Pelissero.
Pruitt (6-2, 245) bounced around the league before finding a home in Tennessee. He signed with the Titans in 2018 and played a key role on the offense ever since. Pruitt was an underrated member of this high scoring offense. He played an unheralded role. Pruitt is a terrific run blocker that does the dirty work and rarely gets credit for it. Pruitt really shines is in the run game where he was often used as a sixth offensive linemen.
It’s no surprise to see Pruitt land elsewhere given that we’re this late in the game. If the Titans were interested in bringing him back, they would have done so by now. With that said, I’m a tad surprised the team decided to move on from Pruitt. He’s been a solid team player for several years now.
You can make a strong argument that general manager Jon Robinson chose to keep Geoff Swaim instead of Pruitt. A fellow tight end, Swaim and Pruitt have very similar skill-sets. It’s an interesting decision. We’ll see if it was the right one.
Pruitt joins Corey Davis, Adam Humphries, Jonnu Smith and Dennis Kelly as key members of the 2020 Titans offense to depart the team this offseason.
Pruitt’s departure could open the door for either Tommy Hudson, Miller Forristall, Briley Moore or Jared Pinkney to make the final roster as the team’s third tight end.