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September 2, 2020 09:44 PM
Anthony Zettel: Let go by Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minnesota cut Zettel on Wednesday.

Zettel wasn't able to translate his opportunity with the Vikings into a depth defensive end role. The 28-year-old will look to latch on in such a capacity elsewhere in the league.

March 25, 2020 08:08 PM
Vikings' Anthony Zettel: Joining Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettel agreed to terms Wednesday on a contract with the Vikings, Courtney Cronin of reports.

Zettel appeared in four games with the Bengals and one game with the 49ers last season, notching six tackles (three solo). The 27-year-old now stands to spend the summer competing for a depth role along the Vikings' defensive line.

December 23, 2019 07:04 PM
49ers' Anthony Zettel: Lands in San Fran
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettel signed a contract with the 49ers on Monday.

Zettel was let go by Cincinnati last week and will now receive a fresh start in San Francisco. The 27-year-old was on-and-off the Bengals' roster throughout the season and ended up totaling five tackles (three solo) in four games.

December 17, 2019 05:36 PM
Anthony Zettel: Waived by Cincinnati
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettel was waived by the Bengals on Tuesday.

Zettel has been up and down with the Bengals this year and has appeared in four games. He was replaced on the roster by Brady Sheldon.

October 24, 2019 11:44 AM
Bengals' Anthony Zettel: Rejoins Bengals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettel signed a contract with the Bengals on Wednesday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Zettel was cut by Cincinnati on Monday, and he now rejoins the team following the decision to waive Damion Willis. The fourth-year pro has appeared in only one game for the Bengals this season, Week 7 versus Jacksonville, during which he played a rotational role on defense but didn't record a tackle.

October 21, 2019 03:12 PM
Anthony Zettel: Let go by Bengals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals cut Zettel on Monday, Ben Baby of reports.

Zettel was signed last week and will be let go after just one contest. He played 31 of a possible 82 defensive snaps (38 percent), but he didn't record a tackle. His departure may signal Carlos Dunlap (knee) and/or Carl Lawson (hamstring) are near a return to action.

October 17, 2019 07:28 PM
Bengals' Anthony Zettel: Lands in Cincinnati
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettel signed a contract with the Bengals on Thursday.

Zettel spent the offseason in Cleveland, but he was waived by the team during roster cuts. The fourth-year pro projects to bolster Cincinnati's depth at defensive end, though he offers little (if any) upside in IDP formats.

September 6, 2018 08:12 PM
Browns' Anthony Zettel: Claimed by Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettel was claimed by the Browns on Thursday.

Zettel, who was waived by Detroit despite a 2017 season in which he led the team with 31 quarterback hurries, finds a home in Cleveland. The 2016 sixth-rounder will likely serve as a reserve option in the Browns' deep defensive end group.

September 6, 2018 08:12 PM
Anthony Zettel: Waived by Detriot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettel was waived by the Lions on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Despite a 2017 season in which Zettel led the Lions with 31 quarterback hurries, the 2016 sixth-rounder was unable to stick with Detriot. Zettle was released to make room for defensive end Romeo Okwara, and the third-year pass rusher will now look to find a home elsewhere in the league.

January 8, 2018 10:48 PM
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Totals 6.5 sacks in second season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettel tallied 43 tackles, 6.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery over 16 games in 2017.

Zettel took a step forward in his second season, ultimately grading out as Pro Football Focus' 11th ranked 4-3 defensive end against the run. The 2016 sixth-rounder also proved to be a serviceable pass rusher opposite Pro Bowler Ezekiel Ansah and, while he didn't come close to Ansah's 12 sacks, Zettel nonetheless led the Lions with 31 quarterback hurries. He isn't quite in the IDP conversation yet, but he's still under contract with Detroit for two more seasons and should only continue to develop.

December 31, 2017 12:00 PM
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Active in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettel (groin) is listed as active for Sunday's tilt against the Packers.

Zettel appeared to have suffered a minor groin injury in practice at some point late in the week, but he'll be good to go in the Lions' season finale. He's slated to start at defensive end per usual, but if a setback were to occur, Cornelius Washington and Dwight Freeney could see additional snaps.

December 29, 2017 06:16 PM
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Injures groin, questionable for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettel is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers with a groin injury.

Zettel seemingly injured his groin in practice Friday. If he isn't able to recover by Sunday, Cornelius Washington and Dwight Freeney could be pushed into expanded roles.

November 24, 2017 05:36 PM
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Makes half sack Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettel posted one tackle and a half-sack in Thursday's 30-23 loss to the Vikings.

Zettel now has 6.5 sacks on the season and is establishing himself as the Lions' top pass rusher. With Ezekiel Ansah (back) still seeing limited playing time Thursday, Zettel logged a season-high 60 defensive snaps. If Ansah's playing time remains curtailed against the Ravens in Week 13, expect Zettel to have a good shot at another high-caliber performance.

November 15, 2017 11:24 AM
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Posts season-high six tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettel compiled a season-high six tackles (five solo) and one sack against the Browns on Sunday.

The second-year pro is in his first year as a starter, but he's fitting right in with 29 tackles (24 solo) and six sacks through nine games. His fantasy value can be up and down, but Zettel is still a favorable option when facing a weak offense.

November 7, 2017 03:16 PM
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Logs sack in Lambeau
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettle amassed three tackles and one sack during Monday's 30-17 victory over the Packers.

Zettel leads the Lions with five sacks this season but is only averaging 2.9 tackles per game. His upside remains high in favorable matchups, however, as showcased by his five-tackle, two-sack performance against the Vikings in Week 4. He'll now take aim at a Browns offensive line that will be without starting tackle Joe Thomas (triceps).

October 3, 2017 11:44 AM
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Records two sacks against Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettel recorded three tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery during Sunday's 14-7 victory over the Vikings.

Zettel was a monster Sunday, seemingly putting heat on Vikings QB Case Keenum all afternoon while upping his season tallies to four sacks and 18 quarterback pressures by game's end. The 2016 sixth-rounder is shaping up to be the exact complement Detroit has been looking to pair with Ezekiel Ansah for years and is a big reason why the Lions are one of the highest-scoring fantasy defenses through four weeks. Zettel will look to keep the good times rolling in Week 5 when the Lions host a Panthers offense that's allowed 3.0 sacks per game in 2017.

September 18, 2016 12:40 PM
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Inactive Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zettel (coach's decision) is inactive for the Lions' Week 2 matchup against the Titans.

Zettle is not injured and is presumably a healthy scratch due to teammate Ezekiel Ansah's (shoulder) clearance to play.

April 30, 2016 04:59 PM
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Picked by Lions in sixth round
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions selected Zettel in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 202nd overall.

Originally a defensive end, Zettel was more of a defensive tackle over the last two years at Penn State, a span in which he was quite disruptive on a strong defense. At 6-foot-4, 277 pounds, Zettel remains a tackle/end tweener, as he has the size of an end but athleticism below the average for one.

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Tawas City, MI, USA
Penn State
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