Bengals Announce Suprising Roster Designation for 2021 Draft Pick
With the start of the NFL regular season under a month away, teams across the league are starting to trim down their roster. The Cincinnati Bengals are no different, but recently announced a surprising designation for defensive end Wyatt Hubert. The 24-year-old was placed on the reserve/retired list.
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Hubert took to social media to explain that the root of his decision to retire has to do with his physical health. Various injuries have taken a permanent toll on his "game, body, and performance on the field." He also made sure to give his thanks to the Bengals, the fans, and everyone else who helped him.
"Although the game of football is over, the things I've learned from football will be with me always. The values, morals, beliefs and especially the friendships."- Wyatt Hubert on his retirement
As a 2021 seventh-round pick by Cincinnati, Hubert didn't appear in a single game as a rookie after tearing his pectoral muscle during training camp. Across three college seasons, Hubert racked up 94 tackles (33.0 for loss), 20.0 sacks, 2 pass breakups and 1 interceptions in 34 games (29 starts).
Hubert's retirement comes at an interesting time as he was in contention for a reserve spot. That means he would've made his NFL debut in Week 1. Solid showings from defensive linemen Zach Carter and Jeff Gunter in Friday's preseason game mean they will likely be taking on that role, instead.
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