The Kansas City Chiefs have claimed and been awarded tight end Daniel Helm from the San Francisco 49ers, according to the NFL’s official transaction report.
Helm, 25, is a 6-foot-4, 255-pound tight end who entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Duke in 2019. Failing to make the 53-man roster, Helm was added to the 49ers practice squad to begin 2019. He was promoted to the active roster on December 12 but inactive for the rest of the regular season and postseason.
New #Chiefs Signing— PFF KC Chiefs (@PFF_Chiefs) August 16, 2020
TE Daniel Helm
• 2019 undrafted free agent
• 113 preseason and 0 regular season snaps with 49ers
• 805 yards and 6 touchdowns in his college career
• 60+ Pass Block and Run Block grades in all 3 seasons at Duke#ChiefsKingdomhttps://t.co/apm9rilDYJ
The Kansas City Star’s Herbie Teope noted that TE2 candidate Deon Yelder hasn’t practiced since Kansas City begin padded workouts on Friday, so this adds some competition to that position group. Helm will compete with Yelder, Nick Keizer and offseason addition Ricky Seals-Jones for a spot on the team’s 53-man roster.
If he sticks, Helm will be the only player on the Chiefs roster that won’t be particularly fond of the upcoming ring ceremony.