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September 11, 2018 09:40 PM
Matt Hazel: Waived off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel (undisclosed) was waived off injured reserve Tuesday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

It is unclear what injury Hazel is dealing with, but he reverted to the teams injured reserve during the preseason. Assuming he goes unclaimed, he will now be free to find a new playing spot instead of watching the season from the sideline.

August 25, 2018 04:04 PM
Colts' Matt Hazel: Reverts to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve Friday.

Hazel was waived by the Colts on Thursday. Barring a settlement, the wide receiver is likely stuck on injured reserve for the remainder of the league year.

August 24, 2018 09:52 PM
Matt Hazel: Waived by Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel (undisclosed) was waived by the Colts on Thursday.

Should Hazel clear waivers, he'll revert to injured reserve. Hazel appeared in nine games for the Browns last season before joining the Colts this offseason.

August 13, 2018 07:12 PM
Colts' Matt Hazel: Signs with Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel signed with the Colts on Sunday.

Hazel's signing comes on the heels of rookie receiver Deon Cain tearing his ACL. Hazel has only played in nine games since coming into the league in 2014, with four of those games coming with Indianapolis last season. The 26-year-old has spent time on the Colts's practice squad as well, meaning he likely faces less of a learning curve with the offensive scheme than some of the other newcomers on the roster.

April 30, 2018 03:32 PM
Matt Hazel: Let go by Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel was waived by the Browns on Monday.

Hazel signed his restricted free agent tender with the Browns just two weeks ago, but he'll now be placed on waivers. After the wideout likely goes unclaimed, he'll end up being an unrestricted free agent and look to latch on to a team before the start of training camp.

April 16, 2018 09:00 PM
Browns' Matt Hazel: Signs RFA tender with Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel signed his restricted free-agent tender with Cleveland on Monday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Despite four seasons in the league, Hazel has appeared in just nine career games for the Dolphins, Colts and Browns, respectively. The 26-year-old has a chance to make the Browns' final roster should he perform well during the preseason. If he does land a spot, expect Hazel to function as a special-teams asset.

December 27, 2017 07:28 PM
Browns' Matt Hazel: Absent from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel (hamstring) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Hazel missed the last four games with this hamstring ailment. The fourth-year pro played a total of 11 offensive snaps this season for the Colts, making one catch for one yard. Being listed as the No. 6 wideout in Cleveland keeps Hazel off fantasy radars.

December 24, 2017 01:24 PM
Browns' Matt Hazel: Out for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Hazel is sixth on the Browns' depth chart at receiver, so it's unlikely that he would be active in Week 16 even if the hamstring wasn't an issue.

December 23, 2017 07:24 PM
Browns' Matt Hazel: Questionable for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Hazel was a limited participant in practice this week after sitting out last Sunday's loss to the Ravens. The 25-year-old will aim to make his season debut against the Bears, but he's unlikely to play a major role in the passing game even if he's able to suit up.

December 17, 2017 11:56 AM
Browns' Matt Hazel: Won't make Cleveland debut Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel (hamstring) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Ravens.

Signed by the Browns off the Indianapolis practice squad Wednesday, Hazel wasn't expected to have a significant role in the passing game, even if he were healthy. He'll look to continue building rapport with his new team in the coming week.

December 16, 2017 12:40 PM
Browns' Matt Hazel: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

The Browns signed Hazel off the Colts' practice squad earlier this week, but the wideout apparently wasn't fully healthy at the time of his acquisition. Hazel was a limited practice participant throughout the week, but even if the hamstring is deemed a non-issue heading into Sunday, he'll likely be inactive for the contest given his standing as the sixth man on the depth chart at receiver.

December 13, 2017 06:08 PM
Browns' Matt Hazel: Added to Cleveland's roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns signed Hazel off the Colts' practice squad Wednesday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports. Hazel was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring injury, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Hazel will take the spot of fellow receiver Bryce Treggs, who was waived Wednesday in a corresponding move. The Browns likely wouldn't have added Hazel to the 53-man roster if his injury was a serious concern, so it shouldn't impact his availability for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Instead, Hazel's low standing on the depth chart and lack of familiarity with the playbook will likely prove to be more significant obstacles to him earning an active status for the contest.

November 28, 2017 07:00 PM
Matt Hazel: Waived by Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel was waived by the Colts on Tuesday.

Hazel has bounced back and forth from Colts' active roster to practice squad for much of the season, so a return to the practice squad is not out of the picture for the 25-year-old wideout. In three games with the Colts this season, Hazel has recorded one reception for one yard.

November 9, 2017 07:04 PM
Colts' Matt Hazel: Rejoins Indianapolis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Colts signed Hazel off their practice squad Thursday, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Hazel's addition to the 53-man roster will give the Colts' a new No. 5 wideout after Quan Bray (undisclosed) was placed on season-ending injured reserve earlier this week. Hazel previously suited up for the Colts in Week 1 and Week 3, logging one reception for one yard across just seven total offensive snaps.

September 26, 2017 10:24 PM
Matt Hazel: Waived by Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Colts waived Hazel on Monday for the second time this month.

Hazel was claimed by the Redskins earlier in the month and has since been let go, re-signed, and let go again. He has recorded one reception for one yard in two games with the club. He will presumably clear waivers and look for his next opportunity.

September 18, 2017 08:44 PM
Colts' Matt Hazel: Re-signed by Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel was picked up by the Colts on Monday.

Hazel was originally claimed of waivers from Washington before being let go last week. The former sixth-round pick has caught just one pass for one yard during his time in the league. He figures to provide depth at wide receiver to go along with a special teams role going forward.

September 16, 2017 03:20 PM
Matt Hazel: Let go by Indy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel was waived by the Colts on Saturday, Mike Chappell of of CBS 4 News Indianapolis reports.

The Colts opted to part ways with Hazel to clear room for Darnell Sankey's promotion to the active roster.

September 12, 2017 12:28 AM
Colts' Matt Hazel: Gets limited time on offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel played three snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to the Rams but was not targeted in the passing game.

Hazel got some playing time with Chester Rogers out with a hamstring injury. He'll likely be inactive on game days when Rogers returns.

September 3, 2017 04:28 PM
Colts' Matt Hazel: Claimed by Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel was claimed by the Colts on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Colts only had five wideouts on their depth chart entering Sunday so the fact that they opted to bring in Hazel shouldn't be surprising to anyone. What would be surprising is if Hazel finds a way to play meaningful snaps with the first-team offense this year. The likelihood of that happening seems low at the given point in time.

August 27, 2016 02:30 PM
Matt Hazel: Waived by Dolphins on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hazel was waived by the Dolphins on Saturday, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

A 2014 sixth-round selection, Hazel was mostly a gameday inactive through his first two years in the league. With Branden Shippen also waived Saturday, it appears some combination of Griff Whalen, Rashawn Scott and Jakeem Grant will fill out the No. 5/6 spots on the Miami depth chart at wide receiver.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/195
Birthdate:
01/23/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
North Augusta, SC, USA
School:
Coastal Carolina
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: