Senior forward Franko House looks to the sidelines during the MAC semifinal game against Akron on March 10 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. House had nine points and 10 rebounds in the competition. Breanna Daugherty // DN
Former Ball State basketball player released by Chicago Bears
Franko House, former Ball State basketball player, was released by the Chicago Bears according to a press release sent out by the organization.
The undrafted rookie tight end, who hadn't played a snap of football since his time at Concord High School, was released to make room for fullback Michael Burton.
Burton was claimed off waivers after appearing in 31 games, seven of which he started, with the Bears NFC North rival, the Detroit Lions.
We have signed free agent FB Michael Burton and have waived TE Franko House. pic.twitter.com/iavLEJXN3n— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) May 31, 2017
House worked out with the Bears organization earlier this year before signing. The 6-foot-6, 248-pound tight end hopeful remains the only undrafted free agent to sign with an NFL team this season, but now he must look elsewhere to continue his professional football career.