The San Francisco 49ers continue to fill out their roster as they’ve re-signed cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun and tight end Daniel Helm to one-year deals. This will have a minimum impact on the salary cap and shouldn’t prevent the team from signing other players.
Boddy-Calhoun was active Week 14 against Washington, where he played 16 snaps total: eight on the punt coverage team and eight on the punt return unit.
Boddy-Calhoun (5-9, 193) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016. He was waived by the Jaguars on September 3, 2016, and was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns the next day. Throughout his five-year NFL career with the Browns (2016-18), Indianapolis Colts (2019), Houston Texans (2019), and 49ers (2020), he has appeared in 47 games (22 starts) and registered 141 tackles, 19 passes defended, three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), 3.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.
In 2020, Boddy-Calhoun appeared in one game with San Francisco and spent time on the team’s practice squad prior to being waived on December 14, 2020.
Daniel Helm was active for five games this past season. He played tight end during Week 15 and 16 and played quite a bit during Week 15. Helm also played on the kick coverage team and both kick and punt return units last season for the 49ers.
Helm (6-4, 225) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 10, 2019. The Chargers was waived on August 1, 2019, and claimed by the 49ers on August 2, 2019. The 49ers then waived helm on August 31, 2019, signed to the practice squad the following day, and were promoted to the active roster on December 12, 2019. He spent part of 2020 with the 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers prior to signing to San Francisco’s active roster on September 30, 2020. He went on to appear in the first five games of his career last season with the 49ers.
A 25-year-old native of Chatham, IL, Helm attended Duke University. He appeared in 38 games (24 starts) for the Blue Devils and registered 69 receptions for 767 yards and six touchdowns in three seasons (2016-18) after transferring to the school from the University of Tennessee. As a senior in 2018, he appeared in all 13 games (11 starts) and finished with 26 receptions for 271 yards and two touchdowns, earning Third-Team All-ACC honors.