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Matt Hazel | Wide Receiver

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: Coastal Carolina
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Dolphins promoted WR Matt Hazel from the practice squad.
A sixth-round pick, Hazel will contribute on special teams if active. The Dolphins waived LB Jake Knott. Sat, Dec 20, 2014 05:57:00 PM

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Dolphins waived WR Matt Hazel and G/C David Arkin.

Arkin's fate was sealed when the Dolphins brought in Samson Satele. A sixth-round pick this season, Hazel could be signed to the Dolphins' practice squad.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 12:38:00 PM

Dolphins sixth-round WR Matt Hazel will miss multiple practices due to a concussion.

Hazel's head injury is unlikely to linger, but we still like to keep a record of concussions. The small-school rookie is battling for a spot on the roster as a developmental slot man.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 08:04:00 AM

Dolphins signed sixth-round WR Matt Hazel to a four-year contract.

Hazel has experience in the slot and is a good route runner with sticky mitts. He's going to have a heck of a time cracking the roster. Hazel will compete for the No. 5 job, along with guys like Damian Williams and Rishard Matthews.
Fri, May 23, 2014 10:31:00 AM

The Miami Herald considers sixth-round WR Matt Hazel a long shot to make the Dolphins' 53-man roster.

Hazel is a good route runner and sure-hands catcher, but lacks special qualities and is a slot receiver on a team that already has too many of them. Locks to make the Dolphins' roster at wideout include Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, and second-round pick Jarvis Landry. Brandon Gibson is another good bet, assuming his knee checks out. Hazel will compete for the No. 5 receiver job.
Thu, May 15, 2014 12:28:00 PM

Dolphins selected Coastal Carolina WR Matt Hazel with the No. 190 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Hazel (6-foot-1, 198) set a school record for career catches (183) with the Chanticleers, racking up 2,553 yards (14.0 YPR) and 28 touchdowns. He ran 4.50 at the Combine with a 36 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-10 broad jump. Hazel has slot experience and showed excellent route-running chops in January's East-West Shrine practices. A natural hands catcher, Hazel has a chance to develop into an inside-the-numbers No. 3 receiver in the pros.
Sat, May 10, 2014 04:19:00 PM

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