Dane Sanzenbacher, who the Bears released Monday, is returning to his home state.
On Tuesday, the Cincinnati Bengals claimed him.
Last season, as an undrafted rookie, Sanzenbacher appeared in all 16 games and even made one start. He finished the season with 27 catches for 276 yards and three touchdowns. This season, though, he barely played because the Bears added to its depth at receiver.
He had just one catch for seven yards in four games.
The good news for Sanzenbacher is that the Bengals have already secured a spot in the postseason.