Former Edmonton Football Team receiver Bryant Mitchell will no longer get to catch passes from Tom Brady.
He was been released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday as part of roster cut downs.
Mitchell’s release was first reported by ESPN’s Jenna Laine and comes as all 32 NFL teams begin to axe players in advance of the 53-man roster deadline on Saturday at 4 p.m. eastern time.
Last August, Mitchell made five catches for 32 yards in the Bucs’ first pre-season game against the Pittsburgh Steelers prior to suffering a torn left Achilles tendon, which ended his year. He was kept around by the team and signed a one-year extension to try and make the 2020 final roster.
Mitchell was released by the Arizona Cardinals on May 10, 2019 after signing a futures contract that January. Less than a week later he found a new NFL team. The 28-year-old worked out for the Cardinals, Detroit Lions, New York Jets and New York Giants in December. He went unselected in the 2015 NFL draft.
Mitchell had his best CFL season in 2018 playing 11 games recording 60 catches for 867 yards and three touchdowns. Over three seasons in Edmonton, Mitchell made 97 receptions for 1,418 yards and six touchdowns.