Helm did not receive any playing time after being signed late in the 2019 season. Helm was signed from the practice squad in December following Garrett Celek's placement on IR. The latter has decided to retire, so there is a chance the undrafted rookie sticks with San Francisco if the team liked what they saw in practice during his rookie campaign. Helm wasn't much of a receiving threat at Duke, so his fantasy upside is limited, especially if he remains on the back end of a roster.
The 49ers signed Helm to the active roster from the practice squad Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Helm's promotion stems from the placement of Garrett Celek (back) on injured reserve. The undrafted rookie out of Duke will slot in as the No. 4 tight end on San Francisco's roster.
Helm signed with the 49ers on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Helm will have his work cut out for him in order to earn a spot on the 49ers' final roster. He will be competing against Levine Toilolo, Kaden Smith, Ross Dwelley and Tyree Mayfield for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart.
Helm was waived by the Chargers on Thursday. Helm was waived Thursday in order to create a roster spot for newly-signed Dee Liner. He was facing an uphill battle to make the Chargers' final roster given their current depth at the tight end position.
The Chargers are expected to sign Helm as an undrafted free agent. The Duke product was decent in 2018, catching 26 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns. Helm will likely battle with fellow undrafted tight end Matt Sokol, among others for a roster spot.
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