Ian Bunting

Dallas Cowboys
Tight End #0
Dallas Cowboys
Tight End #0

Ian Bunting News

Inks futures deal

Bunting signed a reserve/future deal with the Cowboys on Monday.

Analysis: Bunting joined the Cowboys in September after spending time with the Colts, Cardinals and Seahawks since going undrafted out of California in 2019. Bunting made his NFL debut this season in Week 14 against Washington, playing three offensive snaps, but he didn't record any stats.

Jan 17, 2022 3:51 PM EST


Back to practice squad

Bunting reverted to the Cowboys' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Bunting was active for the first time this season in Week 14, and he logged three offensive snaps in addition to 12 snaps on special teams. If Sean McKeon (neck) remains sidelined, Bunting could be elevated from the practice squad again in time for the team's Week 15 matchup against the Giants.

Dec 13, 2021 6:17 PM EST



Elevated to active roster

The Cowboys elevated Bunting from the practice squad to their active roster Saturday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Bunting is expected to provide depth to the tight end room, but barring an emergency, he is unlikely to make his NFL debut. The 25-year-old caught 18 passes for 195 yards during his final collegiate season at California.

Dec 12, 2021 7:13 AM EST


Waived by Seattle

The Seahawks waived Bunting on Monday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Bunting spent the offseason with Arizona before parting ways last week. He subsequently landed in Seattle, but his time there has now been cut short. The journeyman has yet to suit up for an NFL game in his career. He recorded 29 receptions for 319 yards during his collegiate years at California.

Aug 30, 2021 6:46 PM EST


Resurfaces in NFC West

The Seahawks signed Bunting to a contract Thursday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Bunting was cut by the Cardinals earlier this week, but he will now get an opportunity to remain in-division by joining the Seahawks. Luke Willson was signed by Seattle on Tuesday, but he decided to retire a day later, leading to a roster spot for Bunting.

Aug 26, 2021 11:19 AM EST



Parts ways with Arizona

Bunting was waived by the Cardinals on Monday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Bunting joined Arizona on a reserve/future contract in January but was unable to earn a spot on the season-opening roster. He went undrafted out of California in 2019 and has yet to make his NFL debut.

Aug 24, 2021 10:30 PM EST


Heading to the desert

Bunting signed a reserve/future contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Bunting spent last offseason with the Colts but reached an injury settlement with the club in early September after suffering a leg injury during training camp. The 24-year-old has yet to see action in a regular-season contest.

Jan 5, 2021 8:03 PM EST


Injury settlement

The Colts waived Bunting (leg) on Tuesday with an injury settlement, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Bunting will now be free to sign elsewhere once he's fully healthy. He's still looking for an opportunity to make his NFL debut.

Sep 1, 2020 5:41 PM EST


Shifts to IR

Bunting (leg) cleared waivers Tuesday and reverted to the Colts' injured reserve, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Bunting will remain on injured reserve unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team. The California product is a big-bodied, run-blocking tight end, but even once he's healthy, he'll need to fine-tune his craft to make an NFL roster.

Aug 25, 2020 6:20 PM EST


Waived/injured by Colts

The Colts waived Bunting (leg) with an injury designation Sunday.

Analysis: Bunting will revert to Indianapolis' injured reserve list if he clears waivers. He suffered a leg injury during Saturday's practice. The 6-foot-7, 253-pound tight end offers developmental upside as a blocking specialist.

Aug 23, 2020 2:52 PM EST


Sticking with Colts

Bunting signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on Monday.

Analysis: The 23-year-old joined the Colts' practice squad in early October but never ended up making his way to the 53-man roster. Bunting worked as a run-blocking specialist during his senior year at the University of California in 2018, catching 18 passes for 195 yards.

Dec 30, 2019 2:56 PM EST


Inks deal with practice squad

Bunting signed with the Colts' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: The undrafted rookie will join the Colts' before their bye week. He's considered a run-blocking specialist with just 18 receptions for 195 yards and no touchdowns in his final season with the University of California. Bunting will be on standby in case Eric Ebron, Jack Doyle or Mo Alie-Cox get injured.

Oct 8, 2019 12:20 PM EST


Done in Chicago

The Bears released Bunting on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Bunting was an undrafted free agent out of California, and even led the team in receiving yards during Week 1 of the preseason. He couldn't stick with a veteran tight end room, and could be a practice squad candidate with the Bears or another team in the league.

Aug 31, 2019 8:29 AM EST


Leads team in receiving yards

Bunting caught three passes for 77 yards in the Bears' preseason loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Bunting found an opening in the defense after making a catch down the seam to rip off a 45-yard gain on his way to an impressive performance against the Carolina backups. He's currently fifth on the depth chart at tight end, and the Bears would need to carry four tight ends on the roster for him to have a realistic chance of making the regular-season roster.

Aug 9, 2019 8:39 AM EST


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