Next Game
Sun, Dec 4 @ 8:20 pm ET |
NBC
@ Dallas Cowboys (8-3-0)
  • AT&T Stadium
regional restrictions may apply

AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
3-0-0 7-4-0
1-3-1 4-7-1
1-2-0 4-7-0
1-1-1 1-9-1

Top Matt Lengel News

  • Matthew Lengel: Done in Indianapolis

    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.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Colts' Matthew Lengel: Back with Colts

    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.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Matthew Lengel: Let go by Colts

    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.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Colts' Matthew Lengel: Latches on with Colts

    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.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Matthew Lengel: Works out for Tampa Bay

    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.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Bengals' Matthew Lengel: Doesn't receive tender

    The Bengals didn't extend a tender to Lengel (knee) on Friday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN reports.

    Lengel suffered a serious injury in the last game of the regular season, and that injury was confirmed to be a torn ACL. In 11 games in 2018, the Eastern Kentucky product caught three of eight targets for 17 yards and a touchdown. The Bengals could still bring Lengel back, but they're in wait-and-see mode due to the knee injury.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Bengals' Matthew Lengel: Won't retake field

    Lengel is ruled out to return to Sunday's game against the Steelers due to a knee injury, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

    Lengel left the season finale during the fourth quarter, and will not retake the field. C.J. Uzomah will serve as the only healthy tight end on Cincinnati's roster for the remainder of Sunday's contest.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Bengals' Matthew Lengel: Signs with Bengals

    Lengel signed a deal with the Bengals on Wednesday.

    With Tyler Eifert (ankle) headed for injured reserve, the Bengals have added another piece to the puzzle in Lengel, who should serve as a depth option for the club. He played just one offensive snap with the Browns last season and has appeared in just seven games during his career, suggesting he likely won't see the field much with his new club.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Matthew Lengel: Waived by Cleveland

    Lengel was waived by the Browns on Thursday.

    Lengel appeared in only one game during the Browns' 2017 season, and did not see a single target. A 2016 stint with the Patriots makes up the majority of Lengel's NFL experience, where he recorded two receptions and a touchdown. The 6-foot-7, 265-pound tight end will spend the offseason working to earn a depth role with another team.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Texans' Matthew Lengel: Picked up by Houston

    Lengel was claimed off waivers by the Texans on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Lengel dressed in just one game for the Browns last season and played one snap on offense and four on special teams. The 6-foot-7, 265-pound tight end did make two catches and scored a touchdown in 2016 for the Patriots, but with that as the pinnacle of his career, he'll have to prove himself in training camp if he wants to snag a depth role in 2018.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Browns' Matthew Lengel: Receives promotion

    The Browns signed Lengel to the 53-man roster Wednesday.

    Lengel gets the call-up from the practice squad and will step in as the No. 4 tight end on the depth chart. However, he isn't worth fantasy consideration at this juncture.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Matthew Lengel: Joins Browns' practice squad

    Lengel was signed to the Browns' practice squad Tuesday.

    Lengel spent the second half of the 2016 season with the Patriots, ending the year with two receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown. If the Browns suffer injuries to their tight end corps, Lengel has a good chance of getting called up to the active roster.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Matthew Lengel: Waived with injury designation

    Lengel (undisclosed) was waived by the Patriots from injured reserve Saturday, per the league's official transaction log.

    Lengel will now be free to sign with another team, but his lack of experience likely won't have teams lining up to sign him. If he is signed, expect a depth tight end role with special teams duties attached.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Patriots' Matthew Lengel: Reverts to injured reserve

    Lengel (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to the Patriots' injured reserve list Monday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

    Lengel was competing with James O'Shaughnessy and Jacob Hollister for a role providing depth at tight end before going down with an undisclosed injury. He's now set to spend the entire 2017 season on IR.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Matthew Lengel: Waived/injured by New England

    Lengel (undisclosed) was waived/injured by the Patriots on Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Lengel, who had been in competition with James O'Shaughnessy and Jacob Hollister for the Patriots' third tight end spot, figures to revert to IR if no other team claims him on waivers.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Patriots' Matthew Lengel: Not expected to play Saturday

    Lengel (undisclosed) isn't expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans, Ryan Hannable of WEEI reports.

    Lengel didn't practice this week due to an undisclosed injury. He's in a competition with James O'Shaughnessy and Jacob Hollister for the third tight end spot, so his absence Saturday isn't ideal for his chances of making the roster.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Patriots' Matthew Lengel: Competes for depth TE role

    Lengel (finger) has been practicing fully in training camp, the Boston Herald reports.

    Lengel appears past a finger injury that required offseason surgery and is thus set to battle for a roster spot behind top tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen in camp and the preseason. On that front, Lengel currently faces competition from James O'Shaughnessy, Jacob Hollister and Sam Cotton.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Patriots' Matthew Lengel: Undergoes offseason finger surgery

    Lengel's offseason has been impacted by a finger injury that required offseason surgery, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

    The Patriots have "been bringing [Lengel] along slowly" and it isn't clear if the second-year tight end will be fully healthy when training camp opens later this month. However, even if he's a limited participant at first, missing a little practice time shouldn't be much of a problem for Lengel in his competition with James O'Shaughnessy, Jacob Hollister and Sam Cotton for the No. 3 tight end job in New England.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Patriots' Matthew Lengel: Re-signs with Patriots

    Lengel signed his exclusive rights tender with the Patriots on Tuesday.

    Lengel played in six games for New England last season, catching two passes for 22 yards and a touchdown. He'll likely be the team's No. 3 option at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski (back) and Dwayne Allen in 2017.

    ... See More ... See Less

Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 265 lbs
Birthplace: Annville, PA, USA
Age: 31
School: Eastern Kentucky
Experience: 4