The Bengals signed Moss to the practice squad Wednesday. Moss couldn't stick on Cincinnati's initial 53-man roster, but he will get a chance to continue his development with the team after going unclaimed on waivers. The former collegiate teammate of quarterback Joe Burrow is still vying for an opportunity to make his NFL debut.
Moss was waived by the Bengals on Tuesday. Mitchell Wilcox won the No. 3 tight end role behind C.J. Uzomah and Drew Sample. Moss missed the entire 2020 season due to a foot injury. The 23-year-old will focus on his development for the time being.
Moss is one of three tight ends competing for the Bengals' third tight end slot, along with Mason Schreck and Mitchell Wilcox, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports. He caught one pass for 14 yards in the Bengals' preseason opener Saturday. The Bengals are only expected to keep three tight ends. C.J. Uzomah and Drew Sample are set ahead of Moss, Schreck and Wilcox. On Saturday most of the tight end snaps went to Moss (36 offensive snaps) and Wilcox (35 snaps), with Schreck only playing 15 snaps. That doesn't necessarily mean that Schreck is behind the two, as he is in his fifth training camp with the team and thus is more of a known commodity.
The Bengals claimed Moss (foot) off waivers from Washington on Monday. Moss got his NFL career off to a slow start after going undrafted and landing in Washington, as a foot injury forced him to miss the entire 2020 campaign. Now looking forward to Year 2, he'll get the benefit of reuniting with former collegiate teammate Joe Burrow (knee), with whom he showcased legitimate chemistry back at LSU. If Moss is able to get healthy and log an impressive offseason, he could have an opportunity to climb Cincinnati's depth chart.
Washington waived Moss (foot) on Friday. Moss the entire 2020 season on IR due to a foot injury after going undrafted out of LSU. Once back to full health, he'll look to latch on elsewhere in the league and continue his development.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/10||Green Bay Packers||20||7.00|
|8||10/31||@New York Jets||11||4.00|
|11||11/21||@Las Vegas Raiders||7||2.00|
|13||12/05||Los Angeles Chargers||17||7.00|
|14||12/12||San Francisco 49ers||27||10.00|
|17||01/02||Kansas City Chiefs||24||9.00|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|