Matt Sokol

New England Patriots
Tight End #81
New England Patriots
Tight End #81

Matt Sokol News

Joins Patriots

Sokol was claimed off waivers by the Patriots on Wednesday, Chris Mason of Masslive reports.

Analysis: Sokol signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions in January, but he was ultimately waived last Tuesday. The 26-year-old last played in the NFL with the Chargers in 2020, appearing in two games. He'll likely compete with the duo of 2020 third round selections, Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene for a roster spot.

May 16, 2022 11:22 AM EST

Let go by Lions

Sokol was waived by the Lions on Tuesday.

Analysis: Sokol had signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions in January, after spending 2021 on the Jaguars' and Chargers' practice squads. The former Michigan State product last played in 2020 for the Chargers, seeing action in two games, but never tallied a stat.

May 10, 2022 3:25 PM EST

Signs with Lions

The Lions signed Sokol to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

Analysis: Sokol was waived by the Chargers in late August and will now attempt to carve out a role with Detroit to begin the offseason. He appeared in two games with the Chargers in 2020 but didn't see any targets.

Jan 12, 2022 1:18 PM EST

Let go by Chargers

Sokol was waived by the Chargers on Monday.

Analysis: Sokol was buried on the Chargers' depth chart at tight end, which makes this decision relatively unsurprising. He spent the latter half of last season on their practice squad after getting dropped by Detroit. He is now set to again look for a new destination.

Aug 30, 2021 4:48 PM EST

Signed to active roster

Sokol was elevated from the Chargers' practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Positions have recently opened up on Los Angeles' active roster, with both Casey Hayward (hamstring) and Malik Jefferson (shoulder) getting moved to injured reserve. The 25-year-old tight end will have an opportunity at a second consecutive appearance to close out the 2020 campaign, this time against the defending-champion Chiefs. During his NFL debut Week 16 against Denver, Sokol fielded all 13 of his snaps on special teams.

Jan 1, 2021 3:43 PM EST

Heads back to practice squad

Sokol reverted to the Chargers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Sokol registered 13 special-teams snaps during Sunday's 19-16 win over Denver, but he negatively impacted the team with a holding penalty on a fourth-quarter punt return. The tight end remains a developmental option for Los Angeles, with a Week 16 appearance marking the first of his career.

Dec 28, 2020 5:28 PM EST

Promoted to active roster

Sokol was elevated to the Chargers' active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 25-year-old joined the Chargers' practice squad in late October after being let go by the Lions, and he'll be a gameday elevation for Week 16. Sokol has yet to make his NFL debut since going undrafted out of Michigan State in 2019.

Dec 26, 2020 6:39 PM EST

Inks practice squad deal

The Chargers signed Sokol to the practice squad Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Sokol was let go from the Lions' practice squad last week, but he'll get a fresh start in Los Angeles. The second-year tight end out of Michigan State has yet to make his NFL debut. With Virgil Green (ankle) on IR, Sokol will add depth at the position in case another tight end gets hurt.

Oct 31, 2020 4:11 PM EST

Shown door in Detroit

The Lions cut Sokol from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Isaac Nauta jumped Sokol in the pecking order and was elevated to the active roster Saturday, and the Lions opted to let Sokol go. Sokol is still seeking his NFL debut, as the Michigan State product didn't play at all during his 2019 rookie season and has yet to make an appearance this year. He'll seek a fresh start elsewhere.

Oct 25, 2020 7:39 AM EST

Placed on waivers

The Lions waived Sokol on Saturday, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Analysis: Sokol competed for a run-blocking role with Detroit, but he lost to undrafted rookie Hunter Bryant (leg), who likely has more pass-catching upside. If Sokol clears waivers, he's likely a practice-squad candidate with the Lions carrying just three tight ends.

Sep 6, 2020 8:16 AM EST

Signs reserve/future contract

Sokol signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on Tuesday.

Analysis: Sokol spent time on the Chargers' and Jaguars' practice squads this season, but he has yet to make his NFL debut. The Michigan State product will look to make the most of his time in Detroit's system.

Dec 31, 2019 9:47 AM EST

Heads to Jacksonville

Sokol signed with the Jaguars' practice squad Monday, Garry Smits of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Sokol was previously on the Chargers' practice squad but now makes his way to a new team. Jacksonville's top-three tight ends -- Geoff Swaim (concussion), James O'Shaughnessy (knee) and Josh Oliver (back) -- are all on injured reserve, so if Sokol makes a good impression he could conceivably make his way to the 53-man roster.

Nov 19, 2019 2:40 PM EST

Joins Chargers' practice squad

Sokol landed on the Chargers' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Sokol signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent, but was ultimately not able to earn a role on the final roster. He will now have a chance to potentially earn a spot if any more injuries occur at tight end.

Oct 1, 2019 6:23 PM EST

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