Deon Yelder

Deon Yelder

Tight End #19
Team:Kansas City
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 249 lb.
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Deon Yelder: Dealing with hamstring injury

Yelder missed OTAs and June minicamp with a hamstring injury, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Analysis: The injury comes at an inopportune time for the 24-year-old, who can compete for the No. 2 tight end spot behind Travis Kelce now that Demetrius Harris is in Cleveland. Yelder's competition comes in the form of John Lovett, whose versatility is very appealing to the Chiefs' staff. Yelder played in New Orleans last season and only saw eight snaps -- just one of those on offense -- over three games. At Western Kentucky, Yelder found some success in his senior season, racking up 52 receptions for 688 yards and seven touchdowns over 12 games.

July 14, 2019 10:17 AM EST

Deon Yelder: Elevated to 53-man roster

Yelder was promoted to the Chiefs' 53-man roster from the practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: The undrafted rookie tight end latched on with Kansas City's practice squad after he was cut by the Saints in the preseason. Yelder worked hard enough to earn a promotion, and could see a role primarily on special teams and provide depth at tight end for the Chiefs.

October 23, 2018 11:06 AM EST

Deon Yelder: Waived by Saints

Yelder was waived by the Saints on Friday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Analysis: Yelder inked a deal with the Saints after going undrafted in April. The rookie was hopeful to earn a role aiding special teams and providing depth at tight end. However, he will now be forced to look for a new opportunity unless New Orleans opt to bring him back on its practice squad.

August 31, 2018 6:51 PM EST

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