The Cincinnati Bengals are making moves to finalize their 2021 roster and one of the most competitive position groups is that of tight end. C.J. Uzomah and Drew Sample headline the corps, but a spot or two behind them is up for grabs.
Per reports, Mason Schreck won’t be taking one of those spots:
Bengals released TE Mason Schreck, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2021
Schreck was a seventh-round pick out of the University of Buffalo back in 2017. He has bounced on-and-off of Cincinnati’s roster since, while also battling injuries.
The former Bulls standout was also a local kid from Medina, Ohio. He was one of the last holdovers on the roster from the Marvin Lewis era and recorded one tackle, while never notching a reception in the pros. Coming out of Buffalo, Schreck was known as more of a “pass-catching” tight end and less for his blocking.
This release could pave the way for Thaddeus Moss to take his place on the final roster. The former LSU Tigers tight end had a nice training camp and preseason, highlighted by five catches for 44 yards in the finale versus Miami.
Aside from having his own solid summer, Moss is very close friends on and off of the field with Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. One of the Bengals’ goals this offseason, aside from ensuring Burrow getting back to full health, was to surround him with the great talent from the LSU championship team of a couple of seasons ago.
To that end and the one of the Bengals needing additional quality depth at tight end, Moss would make a lot of sense to round out Cincinnati’s tight end depth chart. He put out a cryptic tweet earlier on Tuesday, but other outlets are speculating that he’s made the team.
The Marathon Continues— Thaddeus Moss (@Thaddeusmoss) August 31, 2021
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