Matt Lengel

Matt Lengel

Tight End #89
Team: Indianapolis Colts
Ht / Wt:6'7" / 262 lb.
College:Eastern Kentucky
Age:29
Born:December 27, 1990
Drafted:2015 / UDFA

Matt Lengel: Done in Indianapolis

The Colts cut Lengel on Tuesday.

Analysis: Lengel appeared in just one game with the Colts last season. He's also had stints with the Patriots, Bengals and Browns in his career, so Lengel may not have too much issue earning a shot at a depth role elsewhere.

July 28, 2020 5:56 PM EST

Matt Lengel: Back with Colts

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

Analysis: Lengel was on the Colts' 53-man roster for Week 13 but was let go after playing a handful of snaps. The 29-year-old saw his most extensive NFL action last season with the Bengals as he grabbed three catches for 17 yards and one touchdown in 11 games.

December 30, 2019 3:34 PM EST

Matt Lengel: Let go by Colts

The Colts waived Lengel on Wednesday, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Lengel signed with the Colts on Nov. 25 but didn't spend much time with the team, although he started Week 13's loss against the Titans. The Colts will move forward with Jack Doyle, Mo Alie-Cox and Ross Travis.

December 4, 2019 5:05 PM EST

Matt Lengel: Latches on with Colts

The Colts signed Lengel to their 53-man roster Monday.

Analysis: In the wake of the Colts placing fellow tight end Eric Ebron (ankle) on injured reserve Monday, they chose to fill the void with Lengel. This will be the fourth stop in the league for the 27-year-old, as he's hauled in just five of his 11 targets for 39 yards across 18 games in his career. Barring more injuries, Lengel is likely buried on the depth chart as the fourth tight end option going forward.

November 25, 2019 5:39 PM EST

Matt Lengel: Doesn't receive tender

The Bengals didn't extend a tender to Lengel (knee) on Friday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Lengel suffered a serious injury in the last game of the regular season, and that injury was confirmed to be a torn ACL. In 11 games in 2018, the Eastern Kentucky product caught three of eight targets for 17 yards and a touchdown. The Bengals could still bring Lengel back, but they're in wait-and-see mode due to the knee injury.

March 10, 2019 9:56 AM EST

Matt Lengel: Won't retake field

Lengel is ruled out to return to Sunday's game against the Steelers due to a knee injury, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Lengel left the season finale during the fourth quarter, and will not retake the field. C.J. Uzomah will serve as the only healthy tight end on Cincinnati's roster for the remainder of Sunday's contest.

December 30, 2018 4:08 PM EST

Matt Lengel: Signs with Bengals

Lengel signed a deal with the Bengals on Wednesday.

Analysis: With Tyler Eifert (ankle) headed for injured reserve, the Bengals have added another piece to the puzzle in Lengel, who should serve as a depth option for the club. He played just one offensive snap with the Browns last season and has appeared in just seven games during his career, suggesting he likely won't see the field much with his new club.

October 10, 2018 9:41 AM EST

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