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Bengals cutting Moritz Böhringer

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Böhringer joined the Bengals in 2018 as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have released wide receiver/tight end Moritz Böhringer, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero.

Böhringer, who was a first-year player in 2019, originally joined the Bengals in May of 2018 as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program. This has allowed the Bengals to carry Böhringer as the 11th player on their practice squad for the past two seasons. He was never called up to the active roster.

The former German Football League star was originally drafted by the Vikings in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL draft. He was the first player ever drafted from Europe without playing college football first.

Boehringer played 16 German Football League (GFL) games on the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns and had 59 receptions for 1,232 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also had 14 kickoff returns for 415 yards and two touchdowns. However, the transition to the NFL proved to be too difficult for him to make in his brief stint in Minnesota.