Bears release TE Braunecker

Bear Blitz

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – NOVEMBER 10: Ben Braunecker #82 of the Chicago Bears celebrates his touchdown during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on November 10, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears released tight end Ben Braunecker on Thursday.

Undrafted out of Harvard in 2016, Braunecker caught 13 passes for 142 yards in 47 games for Chicago. The Bears now have eight tight ends on their roster, including second-round draft pick Cole Kmet and veteran newcomer Jimmy Graham.

Chicago missed the playoffs at 8-8 last season after going 12-4 and winning the NFC North in 2018.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Sports Video

Trending Stories