The Patriots re-signed exclusive rights free agent TE Matt Lengel on Tuesday.
Lengel, 26, wound up signing on with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Kentucky back in May of last year. He spent his rookie season on the team’s practice squad before returning to the team on a future/reserve contract this past January.
The Bengals once again waived him coming out of the preseason and later signed him to their practice squad. Lengel was eventually signed off of the Bengals’ practice squad by the Patriots in November of last year.
In 2016, Lengel appeared in six games and caught two passes for 22 yards receiving and one touchdown.