The Vikings placed Hentges on the reserve/retired list Tuesday, Ben Goessling of The Star Tribune reports. Hentges played one game with the Vikings last season. All seven of his snaps were on special teams. The Vikings will retain Hentges' rights in case he decides to return to the NFL.
The Vikings signed Hentges to the active roster Wednesday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports. Hentges was signed off the Colts' practice squad, as the Vikings needed depth at tight end with both Irv Smith (back) and Kyle Rudolph (foot) battling injuries. A second-year tight end out of Alabama, Hentges hasn't played this year but did post an 8-131-1 line over 11 games with Washington in 2019. He likely won't have time to clear the COVID-19 protocols before Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
The Colts signed Hentges to the practice squad Tuesday. The Colts are also bringing TE Ethan Wolf onto the practice squad. Hentges played 11 games with Washington in 2019 and recorded an 8-103-1 line. The Colts already have Jack Doyle (ankle), Mo Alie-Cox and Noah Togiai on the active roster, but if Doyle can't play in Week 3 versus the Jets, Hentges has a chance to be activated.
Washington released Hentges from the practice squad Thursday. Hentges linked with Washington's practice squad after failing to make the team's initial 53-man roster, but he'll now have his spot taken by fellow tight end Temarrick Hemingway. He appeared in 11 contests for Washington in 2019.
Washington signed Hentges to the practice squad Sunday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports. Hentges didn't do enough during training camp to earn a spot on Washington's final roster, but he'll get a chance to continue his development with the team while serving as an emergency option.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|10||11/14||@Los Angeles Chargers||31||11.33|
|11||11/21||Green Bay Packers||19||8.00|
|12||11/28||@San Francisco 49ers||7||4.60|
|16||12/26||Los Angeles Rams||17||7.67|
|17||01/02||@Green Bay Packers||19||8.00|
|3 Year Avg||7||4||52||0||3||13.00||5|