The tight end carousel in Kansas City is still spinning. The Chiefs have re-signed Jake O'Connell and released Anthony Becht. The team made the announcement early Wednesday.|||||||
O'Connell was waived by the Chiefs on Sept. 16, when the team brought back Becht. He had been released after signing late in training camp to provide depth following a season-ending knee injury to starting tight end Tony Moeaki. O'Connell has appeared in 20 games with four starts over parts of three seasons with the Chiefs. The former seventh-round pick has six catches for 53 yards in his career.
The Cardinals on Wednesday re-signed Becht.|||||||
The 6-foot-6 Becht had seven catches for 61 yards and one touchdown last season, his first with Arizona. The 11-year NFL veteran has played in 152 consecutive games, the third-longest streak among offensive players behind Peyton Manning and Brett Favre.
The St. Louis Rams agreed to terms with tight end Anthony Becht.|||||||
Becht, who is entering his ninth NFL season, played 48 games for Tampa Bay the last three seasons. A first-round pick for the New York Jets in 2000, he has 172 career receptions for 1,411 yards and 20 touchdowns in 126 games, 107 of them starts.
Becht has been playing with a very sore knee over the past few weeks, and the ailment forced him to miss the Buccaneers' practice on Wednesday. However, the veteran tight end took part in the team's workout on Thursday and expects to be in the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the New Orleans Saints.|||||||
Becht initially was listed as questionable on the Bucs' injury report, but he was upgraded to probable following Thursday's practice. He's had almost no fantasy value this season, hauling in just 14 passes for 84 yards in 11 games and has yet to find the end zone.
Becht likely will be limited in practice this week, due to the sprained right knee he suffered in Sunday's win over the Atlanta Falcons. Despite the injury, the tight end was able to remain in the Buccaneers' lineup and finish the game.|||||||
Barring any setbacks, it appears Becht should be ready for this weekend's tussle with the Chicago Bears. If not, Alex Smith and Dave Moore will see more time for the Bucs. Becht hasn't had much fantasy value this season, notching 12 catches for 72 yards in 10 games, and he has yet to find the end zone.