Houston Texans tight end Matt Lengel was signed off of their practice squad to the Cincinnati Bengals active roster.
Cincinnati Bengals claimed tight end Matt Lengel from the Houston Texans practice squad this week. Aaron Wilson from the Houston Chronicle reported that the Texans have signed tight end Jerrell Adams to their 10-man practice squad after Lengel was signed to the Bengals.
This is the second tight end the Texans have lost from their practice squad after having MyCole Pruitt poached and signed to the Tennessee Titans. Lengel spent the entire preseason with the Texans and showed enough promise to merit a spot on on the practice squad.
It made sense for the Bengals to sign Lengel after they placed their tight end Tyler Eifert on the IR. Lengel came until the NFL undrafted in 2015 and began his career with the Bengals before bouncing around the league and being signed on the Texans practice squad in 2018.
Adams, on the other hand, came into the NFL in 2016 after being drafted in the sixth round by the New York Giants. A young player with plenty of upside, Adams had 24 receptions for 214 yards and a touchdown in his two seasons with the New York Giants.
A great athlete at his size, Adams was a mismatch at the tight end position for the South Carolina football program, he’ll be an intriguing player to continue to follow as the Texans develop him on the practice squad.