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Bears release tight end Dax Raymond

The Bears make a move at tight end...

NFL: AUG 16 Preseason - Bears at Giants Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Chicago Bears have announced they are releasing tight end Dax Raymond.

With the Bears adding second round tight end Cole Kmet, and their reported addition of undrafted free agent WR/TE Ahmad Wagner (6’5”, 234) from the University of Kentucky, the Bears likely felt comfortable paring away some of their tight end depth. Raymone may not be the only one they let go.

Raymond was a highly touted undrafted free agent a year ago, but he wasn’t able to stand out in camp over their other UDFAs. The Bears waived him with an injury designation in September on 2019, but brought him back to their practice squad a month later. He was most recently given a reserve/futures deal in December.

Besides the two tight ends mentioned above, Chicago has eight others on the roster to compete for either the Y or the U positions and they are Ben Braunecker, Darion Clark, Jimmy Graham, Demetrius Harris, J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted, Eric Saubert, and Adam Shaheen.