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Bengals release TE Mason Schreck

Schreck was the Bengals’ seventh-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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The Bengals are now down to five tight ends on their roster.

Per Tyler Dragon of Cincinnati.com, the Bengals have released tight end Mason Schreck.

Schreck was the team’s seventh-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. During Week 3 of the 2017 preseason, Schreck injured his left knee and spent his rookie year on Injured Reserve. He returned in 2018, playing six games before he re-injured his left knee and finished the year on I.R. He spent the majority of the 2019 season on the team’s practice squad before being elevated to the active roster after Week 11. In eight career games with the Bengals, he never caught a pass.

Schreck was the fourth tight end on the depth chart during this offseason and was only going to make the team if they decided to carry four tight ends. With his release, this indicates the Bengals going with just three tight ends, or they like what they see in college free agent Mitchell Wilcox enough to carry him as the fourth tight end. Jordan Franks is also still with the team as of this posting.

Schreck can still return to the Bengals’ practice squad.