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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lengel was tendered to one-year contract by the Patriots on Tuesday, Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal reports.
The tender means Lengel can either accept the deal or be forced to sit out the upcoming season. In six games last season, the tight end recorded two catches for 22 yards and a touchdown. The 26-year-old now will compete for a reserve tight end spot on the 53-man roster.
Lengel finished the 2016 regular season with two catches for 22 yards and a TD in six games.
The 26-year-old didn't make much of a fantasy splash in 2016, but he did provide the Patriots with needed tight end depth behind Martellus Bennett after Rob Gronkowski suffered a season-ending back injury. The team figures to make some moves at tight end during the upcoming offseason, and with that in mind, it remains to seen if Lengel will be part of the Patriots' plans in 2017.
Lengel signed a contract with the Patriots on Wednesday.
Lengel (6-7, 266) is a second-year player out of Eastern Kentucky who had spent the near of entirety of his NFL career, up until now, on the Bengals' practice squad. He's mainly a blocking specialist though, and prospectively carries little fantasy appeal as the No. 3 tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett.
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