Matt Sokol
Detroit Lions
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1995-11-09) November 9, 1995 (age 26)
Rochester, Michigan
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College:Michigan State
Undrafted:2019
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Games played:2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Matt Sokol (born November 9, 1995) is an American football tight end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for the Michigan State Spartans, he signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He has also been a member of the Detroit Lions.

Professional career

Los Angeles Chargers

Sokol signed with the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft on April 27, 2019.[1] He was waived during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019,[2] and signed to the team's practice squad the next day.[3] He was released on September 18,[4] and re-signed to the practice squad on October 1.[5] He was released again on October 9, 2019.[6]

Jacksonville Jaguars

Sokol signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad on November 18, 2019.[7]

Detroit Lions

Sokol signed a reserve/future contract with the Detroit Lions on December 31, 2019.[8] He was waived during final roster cuts on September 5, 2020,[9] and signed to the team's practice squad on October 21, 2020.[10] He was released three days later.[11]

Los Angeles Chargers (second stint)

Sokol re-signed with the Los Angeles Chargers' practice squad on October 31, 2020.[12] He was elevated to the active roster on December 26 for the team's week 16 game against the Denver Broncos, and reverted to the practice squad after the game.[13] He was promoted to the active roster on January 1, 2021.[14]

On August 31, 2021, Sokol was waived by the Chargers.[15]

Jacksonville Jaguars (second stint)

Sokol re-signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad on September 2, 2021.[16]

Detroit Lions (second stint)

On January 12, 2022, Sokol signed a reserve/future contract with the Detroit Lions.[17]

References

  1. ^ Henne, Ricky (April 27, 2019). "Chargers Agree to Terms with 19 Undrafted Free Agents". Chargers.com. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  2. ^ "Chargers Announce Roster Moves". Chargers.com. August 31, 2019. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  3. ^ "Chargers Announce Practice Squad". Chargers.com. September 1, 2019. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  4. ^ Fischman, Joshua (September 18, 2019). "Wednesday Roundup: Chargers "Fired Up and Ready to Bounce Back"". Chargers.com. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  5. ^ "Chargers Promote TE Stephen Anderson to Active Roster". Chargers.com. October 1, 2019. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  6. ^ "Chargers Sign C/G Ryan Groy". Chargers.com. October 9, 2019. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  7. ^ "Jaguars sign TE Nick O'Leary". Jaguars.com. November 18, 2019. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  8. ^ Raven, Benjamin (December 31, 2019). "Detroit Lions sign 3 more players to futures contracts, including former Michigan State TE". MLive.com. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  9. ^ "Lions announce roster moves". DetroitLions.com. September 5, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  10. ^ Twentyman, Tim (October 21, 2020). "Notebook: Lions place Julian Okwara on IR; Austin Bryant (PUP) returns to practice". DetroitLions.com. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  11. ^ "Lions announce roster moves". DetroitLions.com. October 24, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  12. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Announce Roster Moves". Chargers.com. October 31, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  13. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Sign Jessie Lemonier to Active Roster; Place Uchenna Nwosu on Injured Reserve". Chargers.com. December 26, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  14. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Make Roster Moves Prior to Sunday's Game". Chargers.com. January 1, 2021. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  15. ^ "Chargers Begin Cutting Roster Down to 53". Chargers.com. August 30, 2021.
  16. ^ "Jags sign QB Kyle Lauletta, TE Matt Sokol to their practice squad". Jaguars Wire. 2021-09-02. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  17. ^ "Lions sign TE Matt Sokol to a reserve/future contract". Lions Wire. USA Today. January 12, 2022.