Zach Gentry

Pittsburgh Steelers
Tight End #83
Pittsburgh Steelers
Tight End #83

Zach Gentry News

Heading to injured reserve

Gentry will be placed on injured reserve with a left knee sprain, but the injury isn't as severe as initially feared, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Coach Mike Tomlin called the 24-year-old's knee injury "significant" after Sunday's win over Jacksonville, but the actual diagnosis appears a bit more optimistic. Gentry will be sidelined for at least the next three games, but he could return for the Week 15 matchup with the Bengals.

Nov 23, 2020 2:45 PM EST

Dealing with severe injury

Coach Mike Tomlin said Gentry suffered a "signficant" knee injury during Sunday's win over the Jaguars, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Analysis: The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but a trip to injured reserve seems likely for the 24-year-old. Gentry unlikely to be available for Thursday's game against the Ravens. Vance McDonald (illness) remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and Eric Ebron is the only other tight end on the roster.

Nov 22, 2020 2:20 PM EST

Won't return Sunday

Gentry won't return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars due to a knee injury.

Analysis: Gentry wasn't targeted during the first half before suffering the injury. Eric Ebron is the only available tight end for the Steelers for the remainder of Sunday's contest.

Nov 22, 2020 10:53 AM EST

Won't dress Sunday

Gentry (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Brooke Pryor of ESPN reports.

Analysis: This news isn't quite surprising, as the 24-year-old has yet to be active for any game this season. Last season, Gentry had a similar role with the Steelers, only catching one pass for four yards across four games. Barring any injuries to the Steelers' tight end room, don't expect anything fantasy-wise from Gentry this campaign.

Oct 11, 2020 8:40 AM EST

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.

Dec 31, 2019 7:44 AM EST

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.

Dec 22, 2019 8:42 AM EST

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.

Dec 16, 2019 7:46 AM EST

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.

Oct 6, 2019 8:42 AM EST

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.

Sep 30, 2019 4:03 PM EST

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