Contracts expired for four members of the 2020 New England Patriots practice squad on Monday.
Tight end Jake Burt, offensive linemen Caleb Benenoch and Jordan Steckler as well as defensive tackle Isaiah Mack are formally free agents, according to the NFL transaction wire.
Burt, 24, arrived as part of New England’s undrafted class in April. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Massachusetts native and former Boston College tight end joined the scout team at its formation following training camp. Burt had two stints on injured reserve, where he finished the regular season.
Benenoch, 26, re-signed with the Patriots in September and served as a standard elevation in October. He went on IR in November. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound blocker out of UCLA resided on the 53-man roster last fall before being claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers. Benenoch stands 35 games and 22 starts into his career. He originally landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.
Steckler, 24, entered the league as a rookie free agent with the New Orleans Saints last spring. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Northern Illinois product and first-team All-MAC selection at right tackle signed to the New England practice squad midway through the 2020 schedule.
Mack, 24, was awarded to New England off the wire at the NFL trade deadline. The 6-foot-1, 299-pound defensive lineman from Chattanooga went undrafted in 2019, and registered eight tackles, 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery through 19 games with the Tennessee Titans. Mack would play 22 snaps over two games with the Patriots. He signed to the practice squad after clearing waivers in December, and closed the year on the Covid-19 reserve list.
Last week, the Patriots reached reserve-futures contracts with 11 players from the campaign’s practice squad.