CAREER TRANSACTIONS Matt Lengel was signed by the New England Patriots to the 53-man roster from the Cincinnati practice squad on Nov. 2, 2016 ... Originally signed by Cincinnati as a rookie free agent (5/8/15) ... Released by Cincinnati (9/5/15) ... Signed by Cincinnati to the practice squad (9/6/15) ... Released by Cincinnati (9/3/16) ... Signed by Cincinnati to the practice squad (9/4/16).
2016 (0/0 - Cincinnati)
Went to training camp with Cincinnati and began the season on the practice squad.
2016 (6/0, 3/0)
Joined the New England 53-man roster from the Cincinnati practice squad on Nov. 2. Appeared in six regular-season games as a reserve and caught two passes for 22 yards and one touchdown.
Played in all three playoff games as a reserve and made one special teams tackle.
Was inactive vs. Seattle (11/13) and at N.Y. Jets (11/27).
Made his Patriots debut in the win at San Francisco (11/20), playing limited snaps at tight end.
Caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady on his very first NFL reception during the win vs. N.Y. Jets (12/24).
Made one reception for 4 yards in the win at Miami (1/1).
Made his NFL postseason debut and recorded one special teams tackle in the Divisional Round victory vs. Houston (1/14).
2015 (0/0 - Cincinnati)
Spent the 2015 season on the Cincinnati practice squad.
Played in 37 games over the course of a five-season career at Eastern Kentcuky where he totaled 33 receptions for 361 yards.
Came back from an injury as a senior in 2014 after suffereing ACL tears in the same knee during both the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Played in 12 games as a senior in 2014 and finished fifth on the team in catches with 16 for 139 yards.
Started 19 of 23 games during the 2010 and 2011 seasons and totaled 18 receptions.
Transfered to EKU after redshirting in 2009 at Northeastern.
Attended Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pa. where he was named to Mid-State Top 100 as a senior and served as a team captain.
Posted 25 receptions for 420 yards as a senior and also played defensive end where he recorded seven sacks.
Was also a starter in basketball.
Earned a degree in political science from Eastern Kentucky in May 2013.