Cichy is a third-year player out of Wisconsin, who the Bucs drafted in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
A player with good potential, Cichy had been held back by a number of injuries throughout his college and NFL career. He tore his ACL in 2017 in college and tore the ACL in his other knee as a rookie in 2018.
Next season, a dislocated elbow in Week 4 put him on season ending injured reserve in 2019, and Cichy found himself again on injured reserve in 2020 with a hamstring injury in Week 5 before getting activated on November 28th.
All in all, Cichy has played in just 17 games over five full football seasons.
When available, Cichy played a good role on special teams for the Bucs playing in 259 snaps on that unit in his career along with seven snaps on defense. He’s made six tackles in those three seasons.
With Cichy’s release, that leaves the Bucs with four inside linebackers on the roster. Devin White and Lavonte David lead the team as starters with Kevin Minter and rookie seventh-round pick Chappelle Russell as backups.