Journeyman tight end Matt Lengel return to the team that started his NFL career three seasons ago. The Cincinnati Bengals signed Lengel off of the Houston Texans’ practice squad Wednesday.
Lengel signed with the Bengals in 2015 as an undrafted free agent and was a member of the team’s practice squad for a year and an half. Prior to signing with the Bengals, Lengel ventured through Baltimore-held workout of the NFL Regional Combine in 2015.
Midway through the 2016 season, Lengel was signed by the New England Patriots off the Bengals’ practice squad. The RC pioneer played in six games and records two receptions for 22 and a touchdown, which came against the New York Jets in Week 16 of the 2016 NFL campaign.
This same season, Lengel won a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots.
In 2017, Lengel signed with the Cleveland Browns. The 6-7, 266-pound tight end later worked his way onto the Texans roster for this season.
Due to the lack of depth at the tight end position, as Tyler Eifert is on injured reserve and Tyler Kroft is suffering from a foot injury, Bengals decided to bring in a player who is familiar with their offensive attack. And Lengel fit the bill.
The Bengals are at the top of the AFC North division standing at 4-1.