Detroit Lions reportedly releasing TE Daniel Helm

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Detroit Lions tight end Daniel Helm (43) runs the ball during warmups before an preseason NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Detroit, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)AP


ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions are cutting tight end Daniel Helm, according to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson.

Helm joined the team after another tight end, Shane Zylstra, was lost for the season due to a knee injury he suffered in training camp. Helm never really had much of a shot to make a rotation that featured returners like James Mitchell and Brock Wright, plus the addition of second-round pick Sam LaPorta. The rookie was among Jared Goff’s favorite targets in camp and has wrapped up the starting job.

The Lions have yet to make a decision on Darrell Daniels, another tight end who remains under contract for now. They have until 4 p.m. Tuesday to trim the roster to 53 players.

Helm is the third known player to be cut so far, along with defensive lineman Christian Covington and center Alex Mollette.

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