player photo

64 Mike Pennel DT

Kansas City Chiefs

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
0%0%
Key Stats
GPTCKLSACKSINTTDSFF
9170000

Player Updates

October 6, 2020 09:36 PM
Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Posts career-high tackle total
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel collected a career-best 10 tackles (five solo) Monday versus the Patriots.

Pennel saw a significant bump to a 61 percent snap percentage share on defense Monday with Chris Jones (groin) sidelined and he took advantage of the opportunity with a massive tackle total. While he's not the pass-rushing threat that Jones is, Pennel could be in line for a hefty snap count again next week if Jones remains unavailable.

September 23, 2020 06:28 PM
Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Back with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel saw his roster exemption lift Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Pennel had his two-game suspension lifted Monday, but the team was given a roster exemption to give it time to make a corresponding roster move. Now that Pennel will return to the team, the Chiefs will have to make a move to clear roster space for him.

September 22, 2020 11:52 AM
Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Suspension lifted
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel's suspension has been lifted but he remains on the Commissioner Exempt list, according to the league's official transaction report.

Pennel served a two game suspension and will likely be added to the active roster once the space is made for him. The defensive tackle recorded 24 tackles (13 solo) across eight regular-season games with the Chiefs in 2019 and will give them a little more depth along the defensive line.

August 26, 2020 11:00 AM
Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Sustains two-game suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel was handed a two-game suspension Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

There's no report about why Pennel was suspended, but the defensive tackle released an apology Tuesday that said, "I take full responsibility for what goes into my body and I promise to be more vigilant moving forward." Khalen Saunders is in line for the largest uptick in playing time during Pennel's absence.

March 25, 2020 10:04 AM
Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Remaining in Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel is re-signing with the Chiefs on a one-year deal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Pennel signed on with the eventual Super Bowl Champions in Week 8 of the 2019 season, notching 24 tackles (13 solo) during the second half of the season. A rotational lineman, he could see increased reps next season as he becomes more acclimated with the Chiefs' defensive schemes.

February 21, 2020 03:40 PM
Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Makes 24 tackles in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel notched 24 tackles (13 solo) across eight regular-season games with the Chiefs in 2019.

Pennel also made seven tackles in three postseason appearances. The 28-year-old joined Kansas City in Week 8 of the regular season after spending time with New England during training camp, and he immediately slotted into a rotational role at defensive tackle. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

October 19, 2019 08:48 PM
Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Heading to Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel signed a contract with the Chiefs on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Pennel spent training camp with the Patriots but was unable to make the season-opening roster. The 28-year-old should serve as a rotational defensive tackle for the Chiefs and fills the spot of Terrell McClain, who was released in a corresponding move.

August 26, 2019 10:16 AM
Mike Pennel: Let go by Pats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel was released by the Patriots on Monday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Pennel originally signed a two-year deal with New England in March after playing for the Jets in 2017 and 2018. Over his two seasons in a rotational role with New York, the 28-year-old logged 62 total tackles. Now Pennel will be free to explore a deeper role with another club after originally trying to earn a depth or backup position with New England.

March 15, 2019 08:52 PM
Patriots' Mike Pennel: Signs with New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel signed a contract with the Patriots on Thursday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Pennel spent the last two seasons with the Jets, playing in all 32 games and totaling 27 tackles. He'll figure to serve as backup defensive tackle while with the Patriots.

February 19, 2019 02:56 PM
Mike Pennel: Hits open market
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets have declined Pennel's $1 million option bonus, allowing him to become a free agent, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Signed to a three-year, $10.5 million contract last offseason, Pennel played all 16 games (seven starts) in 2018, notching 27 tackles (16 solo) and two quarterback hits on 358 defensive snaps. He's a competent rotational lineman, but the fit in New York was questionable with the Jets transitioning to a 4-3 scheme.

March 16, 2018 09:52 PM
Jets' Mike Pennel: Re-ups with Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel signed a three-year deal with the Jets on Friday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Pennel was used in a depth role during the 2017 season, and he'll likely maintain the same role for the time being. Even with limited reps, though, Pennel posted 35 tackles (20 solo) and didn't miss a game last season.

March 22, 2017 06:48 PM
Jets' Mike Pennel: Signs with Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel signed a contract with the Jets on Wednesday.

Pennel was claimed by the Jets back in February but the team didn't tender him as a restricted free agent and let him hit the open market. The details of his deal are unclear, but he'll be with the team for at least next season. The four-year veteran had 24 tackles, including a sack, and a forced fumble while playing in eight games for the Packers in 2016.

February 6, 2017 04:50 PM
Jets' Mike Pennel: Claimed by Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel was claimed by the Jets on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Pennel was released by the Packers in January after serving two four-game suspensions for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He totaled 40 tackles, including one sack, in 37 games with Green Bay over the past three seasons. He'll look to secure a role as a depth defensive lineman with the Jets in 2017.

January 9, 2017 08:55 PM
Mike Pennel: Dropped by Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel was released by the Packers on Monday.

Pennel served two separate four-game suspensions this season, and after completing his latest punishment, he needed to be activated Monday in order to suit up during the playoffs. However, the Packers declined that option by instead releasing him from their roster. In 37 games with Green Bay since 2014, Pennel totaled 40 tackles and one sack.

January 2, 2017 09:45 PM
Packers' Mike Pennel: Suspension over
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel's four-game suspension ended Monday, ESPN reports.

The Packers have until Jan. 9 to decide whether they want to left Pennel to the active roster.

December 6, 2016 04:55 PM
Packers' Mike Pennel: Suspended four games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel settled his appeal for violating the league's substance-abuse policy and will begin a four-game suspension, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Pennel was originally facing a year-long suspension, which would have kept him out for the rest of this season as well as the majority of the 2017 season. Now that is has been reduced to four games, the defensive tackle would be eligible to return during the playoffs, should the Packers make it that far.

October 15, 2016 03:15 PM
Packers' Mike Pennel: Activated for Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel (suspension) has been placed on the Packers' active roster for Week 6.

Pennel was suspended for four games after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. A roster spot was cleared for him after the team released Brian Price. It's unclear how much of a role Pennel will have Sunday, though he'll likely slide in for a few snaps at a minimum.

February 19, 2016 04:43 PM
Packers' Mike Pennel: Suspended four games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pennel has been suspended four games for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

An undrafted free agent in 2014, Pennel served behind B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion last season, notching one sack among 25 tackles. The Packers have already inked Guion to a three-year deal, and Raji may leave in free agency, leaving more snaps available to Pennel once he fulfills the suspension. However, the preceding is assuming Pennel even lands a spot on the eventual 53-man roster.

June 2, 2015 06:34 AM
Packers inactives Week 3
by Chris Cwik |

The Packers have listed QB Scott Tolzien, CB Demetri Goodson, LB Carl Bradford, LB Brad Jones, DT Mike Pennel and WR Jeff Janis as inactive Week 3 against the Lions.

Jones was the only player to have been previously ruled out. The other five guys are healthy scratches. 

June 2, 2015 06:51 AM
Packers inactives Week 1
by Chris Cwik |

The Packers have listed QB Scott Tolzien, CB Demetri Goodson, LB Carl Bradford, DT Mike Pennel, WR Jeff Janis, TE Brandon Bostick and LB Jay Elliott as inactive Week 1 against the Seahawks.

Both Bostick and Goodson had been ruled out earlier in the week. Linebacker Brad Jones, who was probably heading into the game, is active.

Fantasy Points By Week
0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Mon 09/28@ BALW 34-2001100000
Mon 10/05vs NEW 26-10551000000
Sun 10/11vs LVL 32-4010100000
Sun 10/25@ DENW 43-1611200000
Sun 11/01vs NYJW 35-902200000
Sun 11/08vs CARW 33-3100000000
Sun 11/22@ LVW 35-3101100000
Sun 11/29@ TBW 27-2400000000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020KC9117710000000
2019KC80241311100000
2018NYJ167271611000001
2017NYJ163352015000000
2016GB80752000001
2015GB16524168100000
2014GB130871000000
Total8616143 84.059 200-02
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/332
Birthdate:
05/09/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Topeka, KS, USA
School:
Colorado State-Pueblo
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: