Helfet appeared in 25 games for the Seahawks in 2014 and 2015 but was waived after fracturing his foot in training camp last summer. With Mychal Rivera set to hit free agency, Helfet appears to have a wide-open shot to secure the Raiders' No. 3 tight end slot in advance of the 2017 campaign.
The Seahawks waived/injured
Helfet has been tending to a fractured foot in the early days of training camp, which has seemingly spurred the Seahawks to turn elsewhere for tight end depth. If he clears waivers, he'll revert to injured reserve.
Helfet (foot) will need surgery on his fractured foot, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.
Helfet fractured his foot on Sunday and has yet to be given a timetable for a return, but it appears to have taken a step in the wrong direction. With the break serious enough to require surgery, it's unlikely that the tight end is able to return to action anytime soon.
Helfet cracked a bone in his foot and could be sidelined for an extended period of time, Curtis Crabtree of ProFootballTalk.com reports.
The Seahawks have yet to indicate how long the cracked bone could keep Helfet out, but it appears an extended absence is coming. Helfet saw action in 14 games for the Seahawks during the 2015 season, recording 130 yards on 13 receptions. He was slated to be a bit buried on the depth chart again during the upcoming campaign, so he likely wouldn't have posted fantasy worthy numbers even if he was 100 percent healthy. Helfet will instead start the long road to recovery while we wait to here further details regarding the injury.
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