Helfet (undisclosed) was removed from the Active/Non-Football Injury list Monday after passing a physical, freelance NFL reporter Adam Caplan reports.
Helfet had been on the NFI list since late July, with the Raiders providing no specifics regarding the injury. The 28-year-old has a lot of ground to make up to earn playing time over the final two exhibitions and is unlikely to be a major factor in the Raiders' passing game if he survives roster cuts.
Helfet (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Jimmy Durkin of the Mercury News reports.
Helfet needed surgery after breaking his foot in the first week of the 2016 preseason, when he was waived/injured by the Seahawks. His last NFL action came in 2015, when he played 14 games and caught 13 balls on 22 targets for 130 yards and zero touchdowns. The timeline for Helfet's return is murky due to the lack of transparency on the nature of the injury. With tight end Jared Cook ahead of Helfet in the depth chart and receivers like Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree on the field as well, don't expect quarterback Derek Carr to give Helfet much attention when he's healthy.
Helfet signed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders on Monday.
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 (foot) on Saturday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
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.
The Seahawks announced the following players as inactive for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Packers: quarterback B.J. Daniels, safety Jeron Johnson, cornerback Marcus Burley, tight end Keavon Milton, tackle Justin Britt, defensive lineman David King and tight end Cooper Helfet. Johnson was the only inactive player listed on Seattle's injury report heading into the game.
Seattle is an 8-point favorite.
As expected, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will play on Saturday against the Panthers.
Lynch was listed as probable due to a back injury, but was never expected to miss the game. He's been battling the injury throughout the whole season, but has not missed a game.
The team will also have Michael Bennett, Demarcus Dobbs, Cooper Helfet, Jermaine Kearse, Byron Maxwell and Tharold Simon for the game. All six players were also listed as probable going into the contest.
The Seahawks have listed Jeron Johnson (elbow) out and tight end Tony Moeaki (calf) as questionable for Sunday's playoff opener against Carolina. The following players on Seattle's injury report were labeled as probable: Michael Bennett (not injury related), Demarcus Dobbs (ankle), Cooper Helfet (ribs), Jermaine Kearse (hamstring), Marshawn Lynch (back), Byron Maxwell (illness), Tharold Simon (shoulder) and Max Unger (knee, ankle).
The Seahawks have listed DE Demarcus Dobbs, TE Cooper Helfet, WR Jermaine Kearse, OL Keavon Milton, CB Tharold Simon and OL Max Unger as inactive Week 17 against the Rams.
Both Dobbs and Kearse had been ruled out prior to the contest. Helfet, Simon and Unger all came into the game listed as questionable. Helfet is dealing with a rib injury. Simon has a shoulder issue. Unger is battling knee and ankle injuries. Milton is a healthy scratch.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is listed as probable for Week 17 against the Rams.
Lynch was listed on the injury report with a back injury, but has been able to battle through the issue all season. He did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but was able to put in a full practice on Friday.
The team should also have Tony Moeaki and Russell Okung. Both players were listed as probable on the final injury report.
Cooper Helfet, Chris Matthews, Tharold Simon and Max Unger are listed as questionable, and will be game-time decisions.
Both Demarcus Dobbs and Jermaine Kearse have already been ruled out for the contest.
Seahawks tight end Cooper Helfet was able to return Week 16 against the Cardinals.
Helfet was carted off in the first half with a rib injury. He was initially ruled questionable to return to the contest, but was cleared to return after half time. Helfet returned at the start of the third quarter.
Seahawks tight end Cooper Helfet was carted off the field Week 16 against the Seahawks.
Helfet came into the game with an ankle injury, but was carted off with a rib injury. He is questionable to return to the contest. Helfet caught two passes for 9 yards before leaving.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is active Week 16 against the Cardinals.
Lynch came into the contest with a back injury, but was listed as probable. He's battling through the issue most of the season, and continues to put up strong numbers.
The team will also have Cooper Helfet, Paul Richardson and J.R. Sweezy. All three players came into the game listed as probable.
The Seahawks have ruled tackle Russell Okung (chest) out for Sunday's game at Arizona. Center Max Unger (ankle) and defensive end Demarcus Dobbs (ankle) were labeled as questionable. Tight end Tony Moeaki (shoulder) is the only player labeled questionable and is expected to be a game-day decision.
Meanwhile, the following players were labeled probable: Running back Marshawn Lynch (back), wide receiver Paul Richardson (hamstring), guard J.R. Sweezy (ankle) and tight end Cooper Helfet (ankle).
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said tight end Cooper Helfet should play Sunday night at Arizona, reports the Seattle Times. Helfet, who has 10 catches for 176 yards and two touchdowns, has missed three straight games with an ankle injury.
The Seahawks have listed Marcus Burley, Max Unger, Travian Robertson, Kevin Norwood, Cooper Helfet, RaShaun Allen, and Demarcus Dobbs as inactive Week 15 against the 49ers.
Dobbs was the only player ruled out prior to Sunday. Unger came into the game listed as doubtful due to knee and ankle issues. Unger was able to put in limited work in practice, but hasn't improved enough to play. Helfet was listed as questionable due to an ankle issue.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (back) was one of the two Seattle players listed as probable for Sunday's divisional clash against San Francisco. The other player listed as probable is cornerback Jeremy Lane (glute), per the team's official website.
Tight end Cooper Helfet (ankle) has a chance to play and has been listed as questionable, according to coach Pete Carroll. Center Max Unger (knee, ankle) was designated as doubtful, while defensive end Demarcus Dobbs (ankle) was ruled out for Week 15.
The Seahawks have listed Bryan Walters, Jeremy Lane, Allen Bradford, Max Unger, Travian Robertson, Cooper Helfet and RaShaun Allen as inactive for Week 14 against the Eagles.
Helfet came into the contest listed as doubtful due to an ankle injury. Lane was questionable with a glute issue. The other five players listed are healthy scratches.
After participating fully in Friday’s practice, the Seahawks listed running back Marshawn Lynch (back) as probable for Sunday’s game at Philadelphia.
The Seahawks also listed Michael Bennett (toe) and Byron Maxwell (shin) as probable. Tight end Cooper Helfet (ankle) is listed as doubtful and cornerback Jeremy Lane (glute) is questionable. Only center Max Unger (knee/ankle) has been ruled out.
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