Wide receiver Mike Hass, the Biletnikoff Award winner, has been informed he will be released. Hass was with the team all last season and dressed for just one game. He spent the 2006 season on the practice squad.
While Hass made some big plays in preseason and training camp last summer, his opportunities dwindled this year with the arrival of third-round pick Earl Bennett. Brandon Rideau also stepped up with some opportunities and Hass, a receiver with terrific hands, never really got a chance. One of his problems was he couldn't find a niche on special teams.