The Colts cut Lengel on Tuesday. 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.
Lengel signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on Monday. 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.
The Colts waived Lengel on Wednesday, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports. 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.
The Colts signed Lengel to their 53-man roster Monday. 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.
Lengel worked out for the Buccaneers on Tuesday, but the team ultimately elected to sign linebacker Sam Acho, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Lengel, who suffered a torn ACL during the final game of the 2018 regular season as a member of the Bengals, is now healthy enough to make an attempt to catch on with another team.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||New York Jets||21||10.00|
|11||11/22||Green Bay Packers||11||5.00|
|14||12/13||@Las Vegas Raiders||13||6.00|
|3 Year Avg||3||1||6||0||1||6.00||0|