Top Anthony Zettel News
Anthony Zettel: Retires from football
Zettel announced his retirement from football Friday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Zettel signed with the 49ers in late July but will hang up his cleats after going through the early portion of training camp. The 29-year-old appeared in 50 games across five seasons and totaled 76 tackles and 7.5 sacks.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Anthony Zettel: Signs with San Fran
Zettel agreed Wednesday with the 49ers on a one-year contract, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
San Francisco will bring in Zettel to shore up its depth on the defensive line with multiple players in the position group battling injuries early in camp. Zettel will be a long shot to make the 49ers' roster coming out of the preseason.... See More ... See Less
Anthony Zettel: Let go by Vikings
Minnesota cut Zettel on Wednesday.
Zettel wasn't able to translate his opportunity with the Vikings into a depth defensive end role. The 28-year-old will look to latch on in such a capacity elsewhere in the league.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Anthony Zettel: Joining Minnesota
Zettel agreed to terms Wednesday on a contract with the Vikings, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Zettel appeared in four games with the Bengals and one game with the 49ers last season, notching six tackles (three solo). The 27-year-old now stands to spend the summer competing for a depth role along the Vikings' defensive line.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Anthony Zettel: Lands in San Fran
Zettel signed a contract with the 49ers on Monday.
Zettel was let go by Cincinnati last week and will now receive a fresh start in San Francisco. The 27-year-old was on-and-off the Bengals' roster throughout the season and ended up totaling five tackles (three solo) in four games.... See More ... See Less
Anthony Zettel: Waived by Cincinnati
Zettel was waived by the Bengals on Tuesday.
Zettel has been up and down with the Bengals this year and has appeared in four games. He was replaced on the roster by Brady Sheldon.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' Anthony Zettel: Rejoins Bengals
Zettel signed a contract with the Bengals on Wednesday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Zettel was cut by Cincinnati on Monday, and he now rejoins the team following the decision to waive Damion Willis. The fourth-year pro has appeared in only one game for the Bengals this season, Week 7 versus Jacksonville, during which he played a rotational role on defense but didn't record a tackle.... See More ... See Less
Anthony Zettel: Let go by Bengals
The Bengals cut Zettel on Monday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Zettel was signed last week and will be let go after just one contest. He played 31 of a possible 82 defensive snaps (38 percent), but he didn't record a tackle. His departure may signal Carlos Dunlap (knee) and/or Carl Lawson (hamstring) are near a return to action.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' Anthony Zettel: Lands in Cincinnati
Zettel signed a contract with the Bengals on Thursday.
Zettel spent the offseason in Cleveland, but he was waived by the team during roster cuts. The fourth-year pro projects to bolster Cincinnati's depth at defensive end, though he offers little (if any) upside in IDP formats.... See More ... See Less
Anthony Zettel: Waived by Detriot
Zettel was waived by the Lions on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Despite a 2017 season in which Zettel led the Lions with 31 quarterback hurries, the 2016 sixth-rounder was unable to stick with Detriot. Zettle was released to make room for defensive end Romeo Okwara, and the third-year pass rusher will now look to find a home elsewhere in the league.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Anthony Zettel: Claimed by Browns
Zettel was claimed by the Browns on Thursday.
Zettel, who was waived by Detroit despite a 2017 season in which he led the team with 31 quarterback hurries, finds a home in Cleveland. The 2016 sixth-rounder will likely serve as a reserve option in the Browns' deep defensive end group.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Totals 6.5 sacks in second season
Zettel tallied 43 tackles, 6.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery over 16 games in 2017.
Zettel took a step forward in his second season, ultimately grading out as Pro Football Focus' 11th ranked 4-3 defensive end against the run. The 2016 sixth-rounder also proved to be a serviceable pass rusher opposite Pro Bowler Ezekiel Ansah and, while he didn't come close to Ansah's 12 sacks, Zettel nonetheless led the Lions with 31 quarterback hurries. He isn't quite in the IDP conversation yet, but he's still under contract with Detroit for two more seasons and should only continue to develop.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Active in Week 17
Zettel (groin) is listed as active for Sunday's tilt against the Packers.
Zettel appeared to have suffered a minor groin injury in practice at some point late in the week, but he'll be good to go in the Lions' season finale. He's slated to start at defensive end per usual, but if a setback were to occur, Cornelius Washington and Dwight Freeney could see additional snaps.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Injures groin, questionable for Week 17
Zettel is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers with a groin injury.
Zettel seemingly injured his groin in practice Friday. If he isn't able to recover by Sunday, Cornelius Washington and Dwight Freeney could be pushed into expanded roles.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Makes half sack Thursday
Zettel posted one tackle and a half-sack in Thursday's 30-23 loss to the Vikings.
Zettel now has 6.5 sacks on the season and is establishing himself as the Lions' top pass rusher. With Ezekiel Ansah (back) still seeing limited playing time Thursday, Zettel logged a season-high 60 defensive snaps. If Ansah's playing time remains curtailed against the Ravens in Week 13, expect Zettel to have a good shot at another high-caliber performance.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Posts season-high six tackles
Zettel compiled a season-high six tackles (five solo) and one sack against the Browns on Sunday.
The second-year pro is in his first year as a starter, but he's fitting right in with 29 tackles (24 solo) and six sacks through nine games. His fantasy value can be up and down, but Zettel is still a favorable option when facing a weak offense.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Anthony Zettel: Logs sack in Lambeau
Zettle amassed three tackles and one sack during Monday's 30-17 victory over the Packers.
Zettel leads the Lions with five sacks this season but is only averaging 2.9 tackles per game. His upside remains high in favorable matchups, however, as showcased by his five-tackle, two-sack performance against the Vikings in Week 4. He'll now take aim at a Browns offensive line that will be without starting tackle Joe Thomas (triceps).... See More ... See Less
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