Zach Gentry

Zach Gentry

Tight End #83
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Ht / Wt:6'8" / 262 lb.
Born:September 10, 1996
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 5 (141)
Draft Team:PIT

Zach Gentry: Inactive in Week 17

Gentry was inactive for Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: The Pittsburgh offense underused the tight end position all season resulting in Gentry playing just 50 offensive snaps over the course of four games. He finished the 2019 season catching his only target for four yards. He will likely have a similar role with the team in 2020 so long as Vance McDonald remains the starting tight end.

December 31, 2019 7:44 AM EST

Zach Gentry: Healthy scratch Sunday

Gentry (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The 2019 fifth-round pick out of Michigan made his NFL debut last week, and nabbed his only target for a four-yard catch. With veteran Vance McDonald (concussion) back in the fold, Gentry will have just one more chance this season to join the roster in Week 17.

December 22, 2019 8:42 AM EST

Zach Gentry: One catch in NFL debut

Gentry caught his lone target for four yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: The rookie out of Michigan finally had an opportunity to take the field and caught a short pass over the middle from Devlin Hodges on the opening possession of the second half. That drive resulted in Pittsburgh's only touchdown of the game and was Gentry's only target. Considering that the tight end position has accounted for just 16.7% of Pittsburgh's receptions this season there is no reason to expect Gentry's role to increase in Week 16 against the Jets even if Vance McDonald (concussion) misses his second-straight game.

December 16, 2019 7:46 AM EST

Zach Gentry: Not playing Sunday

Gentry (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against Baltimore, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Gentry stepped into a bigger role with 25 offensive snaps last week against the Bengals (though he wasn't targeted), but he'll be a healthy scratch Week 5 with Vance McDonald (shoulder) ready to play. Nick Vannett will work as the Steelers' No. 2 tight end.

October 6, 2019 8:42 AM EST

Zach Gentry: Stepping into bigger role

Gentry and Nick Vannett will be the Steelers' available tight ends Monday versus the Bengals with Vance McDonald (shoulder) inactive, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Aside from McDonald, Xavier Grimble (calf) is on injured reserve. To restock the TE room, the team acquired Vannett from the Seahawks last Tuesday. While he's the veteran between him and Gentry, the latter has been in town since he was selected in the fifth round of the 2019 draft. Gentry's first catch as a pro awaits.

September 30, 2019 4:03 PM EST

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