Seahawks TE Cooper Helfet nursing ankle injury
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10:41 pm ET) Seahawks tight end Cooper Helfet, who caught a 20-yard touchdown pass Sunday, did not practice Tuesday due to an ankle injury. His status is uncertain for Thursday's game at the 49ers.

Two of Helfet's 10 grabs this year have gone for touchdowns.


Broncos TE Julius Thomas has 'a chance' to play Week 13
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8:39 pm ET) Broncos tight end Julius Thomas sat out Week 12 due to his "severely sprained left ankle," but "there's a chance" he'll return for Sunday night's game at Kansas City, reports the Denver Post. More will be known Wednesday when Denver returns to practice.

"I have had better days, and I have had worse days," Thomas told the paper on Monday. "You hope you just wake up one day and it feels good again, but that didn't happen last week. But it has improved."

Thomas still leads the NFL with 12 touchdown catches.


Bengals TE Tyler Eifert might not return until playoffs
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7:53 pm ET) The Bengals' official website suspects tight end Tyler Eifert won't be back for the stretch run, but will return for the playoffs. Eifert has been sidelined since suffering an elbow injury in the season opener.

Rams waive Damian Williams, promote Justice Cunningham
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5:25 pm ET) The Rams waived wideout Damian Williams and elevated tight end Justice Cunningham from the practice squad, according to NFL reporter Howard Balzer.

Jets TE Jace Amaro going through concussion protocol
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5:03 pm ET) Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters rookie tight end Jace Amaro is going through the league-mandated concussion protocol, reports the New York Post.

Amaro left Monday night's contest against Buffalo in the second half with a concussion. He has
34 catches for 291 yards and two touchdowns this season. He will need to be medically cleared by an independent neurologist in order to play Week 13 against Miami.


Buccaneers TE Brandon Myers (calf) no longer in walking boot
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:53 pm ET) Buccaneers tight end Brandon Myers told reporters his calf tightened up on him while running a route during a Week 12 loss to the Bears. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Myers is no longer in a walking boot, but his status remains uncertain for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Lions part ways with Kellen Davis, sign two to practice squad
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:40 pm ET) The Lions have parted ways with tight end Kellen Davis on Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free-Press. The team promoted linebacker Jerrell Harris and guard Rodney Austin from the practice squad.

Buccaneers' Austin Seferian-Jenkins: My back feels 'a lot better'
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:36 pm ET) Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins told reporters his back feels "a lot better" on Tuesday, per the team's official website. Seferian-Jenkins left Week 12 against Chicago with a tight back. He has 21 catches for 221 yards and two touchdowns this season.

Tampa Bay will face Cincinnati in Week 13.


Buccaneers announce several roster moves Tuesday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:07 pm ET) The Buccaneers have announced several roster moves on Tuesday. The team signed tight ends Cameron Brate and D.J. Williams to the active roster. Tampa Bay also waived wide receiver Marcus Thigpen, tight end Ted Bolser and cornerback Quinton Pointer from the practice squad, per the team's official website.

Owen Daniels does little against Saints
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12:33 am ET) Ravens tight end Owen Daniels caught two of five targets for 7 yards in Monday's win at New Orleans. He ranked third on the team with five targets.

Daniels plays the Chargers in Week 13.


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