Yelder agreed to terms on a contract with Washington on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Yelder failed to receive a tender from the Chiefs this offseason, but he was able to find a home in the NFC an unrestricted free agent. The tight end played 14 games with Kansas City last season, hauling in seven of 11 targets for 36 yards. He'll be competing for a depth role in Washington.
Yelder won't be tendered by the Chiefs, making him an unrestricted free agent, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Yelder caught just seven passes in 14 games last season. The 26-year-old tight end hasn't shown the ability to be a difference-maker in the NFL up to this point.
Yelder (groin) was activated off injured reserve Saturday. Yelder managed to return to practice earlier this week, so it seemed destined the backup tight end would return in time for the Super Bowl. In 14 games this season, Yelder has recorded seven receptions for 36 yards.
Yelder (groin) is slated to return to practice this week, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. With that, Yelder now has been designated to return from IR, and it's possible that he could be activated for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Buccaneers. If so, he'd provide the team with tight end depth behind Travis Kelce, Nick Keizer and Ricky Seals-Jones.
Yelder (groin) has been placed on IR by Kansas City. With Yelder on IR, Ricky Seals-Jones has been activated from Kansas City's practice squad to serve as the team's No. 3 tight end behind Travis Kelce and Nick Keizer.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||Los Angeles Chargers||22||7.88|
|2||09/16||New York Giants||11||6.63|
|5||10/10||New Orleans Saints||18||7.56|
|6||10/17||Kansas City Chiefs||30||9.68|
|7||10/24||@Green Bay Packers||5||5.78|
|10||11/14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||21||7.80|
|13||12/05||@Las Vegas Raiders||15||7.13|
|18||01/09||@New York Giants||11||6.63|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||5||3||29||0||1||9.67||2|