The Buccaneers released Unrein (concussion) on Wednesday with a failed physical designation, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Unrein was placed on injured reserve in the preseason due to a knee injury, but subsequent reports indicated a concussion was at the root of his absence Per Stroud, Unrein has yet to be cleared for football activities, and the Buccaneers weren't inclined to wait any longer for his concussion symptoms to dissipate. His release saves Tampa Bay $3.75 million in cap space for 2019.
Unrein (knee) remains in the concussion protocol, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Unrein is eligible to return from injured reserve in two weeks. The Buccaneers' defense would benefit from the defensive end's presence, but Unrein would need to participate in practice without exhibiting concussion symptoms and clear the league's concussion protocol before making an official return to the field. Expect more clarity on Unrein's injury situation as his tentative time of return approaches.
Unrein (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
The Buccaneers trimmed their roster to 53 players before placing Unrein on IR, which allows the defensive lineman to return from IR after Tampa Bay's first eight games of the season. In the meantime, the team will make do with the likes of Gerald McCoy, Beau Allen and first-round pick Vita Vea at defensive tackle.
Unrein (knee) is not expected to play in Friday's contest against Detroit, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Unrein joined the Buccaneers in March and is expected to slot in as a backup along the defensive line. It's unclear if his nagging knee injury that wound up with him finishing the 2017 season on IR is still holding him back or if he's dealing with another ailment. The team hasn't expressed concern about his regular season availability to this point, and may just be keeping the veteran out to avoid further injury in the preseason.
Unrein (knee) has agreed to terms on a contract with the Buccaneers, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Unrein is coming off his best season as a pro, logging 32 tackles and 2.5 sacks over 12 games. The terms of his contract aren't clear, nor is where he may fit in with the Buccaneers' 4-3 defensive front. However, considering he was a defensive end in Chicago's 3-4 scheme, the 6-foot-4, 301-pound lineman will likely fit in as a defensive tackle with Tampa Bay.
Unrein (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Unrein's season comes to an end after he aggravated a nagging knee injury in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. In 12 games (eight starts), Unrein recorded 32 tackles (25 solo) and 2.5 sacks, as the veteran continued to see his role grow in his third season with the team. Now sidelined, expect second-year pro Jonathan Bullard to take over as starter for the remainder of the season.
Unrein is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the 49ers with a knee injury.
Unrein was nursing a knee injury prior to last week's game against the Eagles, but didn't appear to show any ill effects in practice this week. Roy Robertson-Harris and Jonathan Bullard should see increased snaps at defensive end as long as Unrein is sidelined.
Unrein (knee) is active for Sunday's tilt against Philadelphia, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Unrein was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday before being unhampered in Friday's session. He'll be a full go Sunday and figures to see his typical role on defense.
Unrein posted a pair of stops in Sunday's season-ending loss to the Vikings, and he posted a sack and 26 tackles in 13 games on the year.
Unrein was a regular on the field at defensive end for the Bears, but his inability to compile numbers has made him nearly invisible as a fantasy option, as he averaged two tackles per contest. He's under contract with the Bears next season, though he'll need to show significant improvement to become a viable option in IDP leagues.
Unrein (back) will not play Sunday against the Titans, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Unrein hasn't taken the field since Week 8. Rookie Jonathan Bullard will continue to see expanded reps in the veteran's absence.
Unrein (back) will not play Sunday against the Giants.
Unrein missed every practice this week and did not travel with the team to New York. He'll look to get back on the field prior to next week's matchup with the Titans.
Unrein (back) will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Unrein is set to miss his first game of the season due to the back issue, while Jonathan Bullard may get the start at defensive end in his place.
Unrein visited the team and now he has signed a contract to provide depth along the defensive line. The 27-year-old has 49 total tackles in his career.
Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein visited the Chargers on Wednesday, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
Unrein has played four seasons for the Broncos, totaling 49 tackles.
Broncos defensive lineman Mitch Unrein is set to become a free agent this offseason, but he is hopeful to re-sign with the club, according to the team's website.
"Hopefully I can be back in Denver because this is the place I want to be and the only place I want to be," Unrein said. "Only time will tell, but it's been a good offseason. It hasn't snowed too much—it's snowing tonight, obviously, but it's just good to be in Colorado, no matter what it's doing outside."
Unrein has spent all five seasons in the league with the Broncos, totaling 49 tackles in 54 games. He only played eight games in 2014.
"I had Kubiak my rookie year when I was down in Houston—great guy, great motivator," he said. "Unfortunately, I wasn't good enough my rookie year to stick on that team but hopefully I'm good enough this time to stick on this team. The D-line coach, Bill Kollar, great motivator. He gets anyone to work for him. Blood, sweat and tears, as they say, for that guy. So I'm looking forward to it, and hopefully be here in Denver next year."
The Broncos have declared the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts: Cody Latimer, Tony Carter, Juwan Thompson, Paul Cornick, Michael Schofield, Dominique Jones and Mitch Unrein.
Thompson played in 15 games for Denver this season, averaging 5.0 yards per carry with three touchdowns. He was considered probable on the team's final injury report of the week with hip and knee injuries.
The Broncos are currently 9 1/2-point favorites against the Colts Sunday.
The Broncos will head into their divisional round playoff matchup with the Colts relatively healthy. Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein (knee) and linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot) are considered questionable. Quanterus Smith has been declared out with a knee injury.
David Bruton (concussion/neck), Paul Cornick (toe), Orlando Franklin (concussion), Peyton Manning (thigh), Will Montgomery (knee), Aqib Talib (Achilles), Julius Thomas (ankle), Demaryius Thomas (ankle/finger), Juwan Thompson (hip/knee), T.J. Ward (neck), and Kayvon Webster (shoulder) are all considered probable for Sunday's game.
The Broncos are currently 7-point favorites against the Colts.
The Broncos have listed S T.J. Ward, RB Juwan Thompson, LB Brandon Marshall , OL Paul Cornick, OL Michael Schofield, TE Dominique Jones and DT Mitch Unrein as inactive Week 17 against the Raiders.
Marshall was the only player ruled out prior to Sunday. Both Cornick and Ward were listed as questionable. Cornick is dealing with a toe injury. Ward has a neck issue. Thompson was actually listed as probable, but will not play. He has both hip and knee injuries. Unrein was also listed as probable. He's dealing with an illness. The other two players listed are healthy scratches.
The Broncos have ruled out linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot) for Sunday's regular season finale against Oakland. Defensive back T.J. Ward (neck), tackle Paul Cornick (toe) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (hip) were deemed questionable, while 16 players were deemed probable.
Those included running back C.J. Anderson (ankle), linebacker Lamin Barrows (illness), safety David Bruton Jr. (calf), tackle Ryan Clady (thigh), tackle Chris Clark (back), running back Ronnie Hillman (foot), Peyton Manning (thigh), center Will Montgomery (knee), center Manny Ramirez (illness), tight end Jacob Tamme (foot), wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (ankle, hip), tight end Julius Thomas (ankle), running back Juwan Thompson (hip, knee), defensive tackle Mitch Unrein (illness), cornerback Kayvon Webster (shoulder) and defensive end Derek Wolfe (knee).
The Broncos ruled the following players inactive for Week 15 against San Diego: Wide receiver Cody Latimer, running back Ronnie Hillman, defensive back Kayvon Webster, offensive lineman Paul Cornick, offensive lineman Michael Schofield, tight end Jacob Tamme and defensive lineman Mitch Unrein.