49ers Waive TE Daniel Helm & WR Chris Thompson

The San Francisco 49ers waived TE Daniel Helm and WR Chris Thompson on Saturday to make room for newly signed WRs Tavon Austin and JJ Nelson, according to Matt Barrows

Thompson, 26, wound up signing on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Florida back in 2017. He was waived coming out of the preseason before later signing on to the Texans’ practice squad and eventually being promoted to their active roster.

After Houston waived him, Thompson signed on with the Orlando Apollos of the now-defunct AAF. He signed on with the 49ers during training camp and been on and off of their roster ever since. 

In 2017, Thompson appeared in 13 games for the Texans and caught five passes for 84 yards receiving and no touchdowns. He also totaled 369 kick return yards and 39 punt return yards.

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