Chicago Bears continue to trim their tight ends corps following last week’s release of veteran Ben Braunecker. The team now also parted ways with Adam Shaheen, trading 2017’s second-round pick to Miami Dolphins over the weekend.
Bears will get a 2021 seventh-rounder in exchange for Shaheen, but if certain conditions are met, the pick could turn into a sixth-round selection.
Shaheen entered the league with a big promise but never managed to get his career off the ground during his three years in Chicago. He played 27 games (13 starts) and only has 26 receptions for 249 yards and four touchdowns to show for.
Dolphins probably view Adam Shaheen as a low-risk investment that could potentially pay off big time considering he had 129 receptions for 1,755 yards and 26 touchdowns during three years on college. The 25-year-old tight end is expected to compete with Durham Smythe and Michael Roberts for a backup tight end spot. Dolphins’ starter on the position will be Mike Gesicki.
Bears now have seven tight ends on the roster. The list includes veteran offseason acquisitions Jimmy Graham and Demetrius Harris and 2020’s second-round draft pick Cole Kmet, who will most likely be at the top of the chart when the season kicks off.