Deon Yelder

Arizona Cardinals
Tight End #19
Arizona Cardinals
Tight End #19

Deon Yelder News

Signs contract with Cardinals

The Cardinals signed Yelder to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

Analysis: Yelder appeared in three games with the Buccaneers during the 2021 season, making one catch for no yards while playing 14 offensive snaps. The tight end will now join Arizona for the 2022 campaign and look to build upon his career numbers of 11 catches for 86 yards.

Jan 19, 2022 2:47 PM EST


Finds new home

Yelder was signed to the practice squad, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Yelder was just let go from the Buccaneers' practice squad earlier in the month. It didn't take long to find a new team. The 26-year-old has 11 total receptions for 86 yards in stops in Kansas City and Tampa Bay over his four-year career.

Nov 25, 2021 8:38 AM EST



Let go by Tampa Bay

Yelder was released from the Buccaneers' practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Yelder and wideout John Hurst were both released from the Buccaneers' practice squad Wednesday, which made room for the team to add Darren Fells and Breshad Perriman. The 26-year-old made three appearances for Tampa Bay this season and caught his only target for zero yards.

Nov 10, 2021 8:02 AM EST


Heads to practice squad

Yelder reverted to Tampa Bay's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Yelder was elevated to the active roster for Sunday's matchup with the Bears to provide depth at the tight end position with Rob Gronkowski (ribs) still sidelined. The tight end played on 11 offensive snaps and caught his only target for no gain from backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert in garbage time.

Oct 26, 2021 6:14 AM EST


Joins active roster again

Yelder was elevated to the active roster Saturday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Yelder will once again join the active roster, as Rob Gronkowski (ribs) remains out. The 26-year-old played just three offensive snaps and didn't record a target during Week 6 and will likely have another limited role Sunday.

Oct 23, 2021 4:14 PM EST



Returns to practice squad

Yelder reverted to the Buccaneers' practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Yelder was elevated for Thursday's matchup against the Eagles. He didn't record any touches across three offensive snaps.

Oct 15, 2021 7:56 PM EST


Elevated for TNF

Yelder was elevated to the active roster for Thursday's matchup with the Eagles, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old will be active for the second consecutive week with Rob Gronkowski (ribs) still out. He did not play any offensive snaps last week and will operate behind OJ Howard and Cameron Brate.

Oct 14, 2021 3:51 PM EST


Demoted back to practice squad

Yelder reverted to the Buccaneers' practice squad Monday according to the NFL transactions log.

Analysis: Yelder was promoted to the active roster ahead of Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Rams. He was on the field for 14 special teams snaps but did not record a stat.

Sep 27, 2021 8:16 PM EST


Elevated to active roster

The Buccaneers elevated Yelder from their practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Yelder spent the last three seasons with the Chiefs and totaled 10 catches for 86 yards across 26 appearances. The 26-year-old joins a talented and congested tight end room, so he likely won't see many offensive snaps against the Rams on Sunday.

Sep 25, 2021 1:11 PM EST


Hits waivers

The Titans waived Yelder on Monday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Yelder spent the last three seasons in Kansas City, where he totaled 10 catches for 86 yards across 26 appearances. After spending time with both Washington and Tennessee this offseason, Yelder will now need to search for a depth gig elsewhere.

Aug 17, 2021 10:00 AM EST


Joins Titans

Yelder signed with the Titans on Sunday, Jim Wyatt of the Titan's official site reports.

Analysis: Yelder will take the roster spot vacated by Gabe Holmes, whom the Titans waived in a corresponding move. He spent the previous three seasons with the Chiefs, totaling 10 catches for 86 yards.

Aug 15, 2021 4:51 PM EST


Cut loose by Washington

Yelder was released by Washington on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Yelder spent the first three seasons of his career in Kansas City and latched on with Washington in May. Yelder will look to latch on with a new team and serve as a depth tight end. He's recorded 10 receptions and 86 yards across 26 games for his career.

Jul 27, 2021 6:31 PM EST


Finds new home

Yelder agreed to terms on a contract with Washington on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Yelder failed to receive a tender from the Chiefs this offseason, so he'll find a new home as an unrestricted free agent. Yelder played 14 games with Kansas City last season, hauling in seven of 11 targets for 36 yards over that span. The Western Kentucky product will look to earn a reserve role with Washington this offseason.

May 5, 2021 5:08 PM EST


Won't be tendered

Yelder won't be tendered by the Chiefs, making him an unrestricted free agent, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: 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.

Mar 14, 2021 4:30 PM EST


Activated off injured reserve

Yelder (groin) was activated off injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: 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.

Feb 6, 2021 10:40 AM EST


Set to return to practice

Yelder (groin) is slated to return to practice this week, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: With that, Yelder is now on Kansas City's IR/Designated for Return list 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 and Nick Keizer.

Feb 1, 2021 2:25 PM EST


Lands on IR

Yelder (groin) has been placed on IR by Kansas City.

Analysis: 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.

Jan 16, 2021 12:57 PM EST


Questionable for divisional round

Yelder (groin) is questionable for Sunday's AFC divisional-round game against the Browns, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

Analysis: Yelder will handle a depth role at tight end if he's able to play Sunday, but Kansas City's target distribution will be essentially unchanged if he's sidelined. Through 14 regular-season games in 2020, Yelder only saw 11 targets.

Jan 15, 2021 12:09 PM EST


Minimal production in 2020

Yelder compiled just seven catches for 36 yards on 11 targets during the 2020 campaign.

Analysis: Yelder appeared in 14 games for the Chiefs and logged 194 offensive snaps, but it's not hard to understand why he saw very few balls tossed his direction in a Chiefs passing offense loaded with talent. Yelder's two-year deal with the Chiefs expires this offseason, but he remains a restricted free agent and would return to Kansas City if the front office elects to match any offers from other clubs.

Jan 8, 2021 4:20 PM EST


No targets Sunday

Yelder wasn't targeted during Sunday's 22-16 win over Denver.

Analysis: The 25-year-old has played 15 offensive snaps in each of the past three games and has one catch for two yards during that stretch. Yelder should continue working as Kansas City's No. 3 tight end behind Travis Kelce and Nick Keizer.

Dec 8, 2020 7:14 PM EST


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