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Bucs Release Mitch Unrein

Tampa Bay has released defensive tackle Mitch Unrein with a failed-physical designation


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released defensive tackle Mitch Unrein with a failed-physical designation.

Unrein's release comes three days shy of a year after he first joined the Buccaneers as an unrestricted free agent in 2018. Unfortunately, he was unable to take the field for a game during that year. Unrein sustained a concussion during practice early in training camp and never returned to action. He was placed on injured reserve on September 3.

Unrein arrived in Tampa after spending most of the previous three years with the Chicago Bears. He also had a brief stint with San Diego in 2015 following four years on the Denver Broncos' active roster. A Wyoming product, Unrein first signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2010 but ended up on Denver's practice squad by the middle of that season. He first made the active roster in 2011.

In all, Unrein has played in 95 games with 24 starts and amassed 126 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

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