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Matt Hazel | Wide Receiver | #14

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
College: Coastal Carolina
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 6 (190) / MIA
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Colts signed WR Matt Hazel.
He's a former sixth-round pick of the Dolphins. The signing indicates Chester Rogers (hamstring) isn't near a return. Sep 18 - 5:21 PM

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Redskins signed WR Matt Hazel, LB Rufus Johnson, DL Joey Mbu, OL Ronald Patrick, DB Shak Randolph, TE Wes Saxton, WR Kendal Thompson and T Isaiah Williams to reserve/future contracts.

Most of the players listed were already on the Redskins' practice squad. All of them face to an uphill battle to crack the final 53-man roster.
Jan 2 - 6:30 PM

Dolphins waived/released WR Matt Hazel, LB Akil Blount, C Ruben Carter, WR A.J. Cruz, LS Ryan DiSalvo, TE Gabe Hughes, K Marshall Koehn, CB Al Louis-Jean, G Vinston Painter, CB Brandon Harris, and WR Brandon Shippen.

A sixth-round pick in 2014, Hazel is the biggest name from this group. He could catch on somewhere else. With Koehn cut, Andrew Franks appears to have won the kicker job despite a bad miss in the third preseason game.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 02:04:00 PM

Dolphins re-signed exclusive rights free agent WR Matt Hazel to a one-year, $525,000 contract.

Hazel appeared in five games last season, but didn't catch a pass. He posted a 14-204-1 line last preseason and is back to compete for a job.
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 10:37:00 PM

Dolphins declared WR Matt Hazel, OL Jeff Linkenbach, DT A.J. Francis, CB Tony Lippett, S Jonathan Dowling, LB Chris McCain, and C Sam Brenner inactive for Week 6 against the Titans.

Brent Grimes (knee) and Branden Albert (hamstring) are good to go.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 11:34:00 AM

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

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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2Scott Tolzien
RB1Frank Gore
2Marlon Mack
3Matt Jones
GLB1Frank Gore
2Marlon Mack
3RB1Frank Gore
2Marlon Mack
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Kamar Aiken
WR21Donte Moncrief
2Chester Rogers
3Matt Hazel
WR31Kamar Aiken
TE1Jack Doyle
2Brandon Williams
LT1Anthony Castonzo
2Le'Raven Clark
LG1Jeremy Vujnovich
2Isaiah Williams
3Kyle Kalis
4Mike Person
C1Ryan Kelly
2Mike Person
3Deyshawn Bond
RG1Le'Raven Clark
RT1Joe Haeg
K1Adam Vinatieri