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Bucs release defensive tackle Mitch Unrein after a failed physical

The former Bears free agent never played a regular-season game for the Bucs.

TAMPA — Mitch Unrein’s career in Tampa Bay will be an unfortunate footnote.

The Bucs released Unrein after he failed a physical with the team on Wednesday as the free agent signing period began.

Unrein has spent the last eight months in concussion protocol after becoming injured the second week of training camp. He spent 2018 on injured reserve.

The Bucs will save $3.75-million against the salary cap with the release of Unrein, who had multiple concussions throughout his career before coming to Tampa Bay.

Unrein signed a three-year, $10.5-million contract with $4-million guaranteed last March.