The Los Angeles Chargers announced a couple of minor transactions on Thursday, waiving tight end Daniel Helm and replacing him on the roster with a defensive lineman.
Helm came to the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Duke and some gave him an outside chance of landing on the team’s 53-man roster. The Chargers have an opportunity at the position behind Hunter Henry and Virgil Green, but the team didn’t see Helm as a potential fit.
He will now look to catch on with another team.
To replace him on the current 90-man roster, the Chargers signed defensive tackle Dee Liner. No, that’s not some sort of weird moniker for a defensive lineman, it’s the man’s name. He comes to the Chargers with a short professional resume after going undrafted out of Arkansas State after starting his college career at Alabama.
He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs last season and appeared in three preseason games before being cut. Most recently, he was a member of the Tennessee Titans.
During his college career, he had one sack and 15 tackles for loss in 21 games. He will come in and compete for a spot on the defensive line, a unit that has gotten much deeper since the end of last season.
At tight end, the Chargers have Henry and Green. Without Helm, the other tight ends on the roster are Sean Culkin, Andrew Vollert, Vince Mayle and Matt Sokol. Each of those guys just saw their chances of making the roster increase,