Los Angeles Chargers re-sign former Michigan State TE Matt Seybert

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Hope Matt Seybert didn’t go too far afterwards Tuesday’s announcement that the Los Angeles Chargers cut him. Four days later, the franchise re-signed the former Michigan state tight end.

The Chargers initially signed Seybert on June 18, giving him the NFL opportunity he had worked for since the end of the 2019 college football season. He played four offensive snaps in the Chargers’ first preseason game of the year before being suspended. Their second preseason game, against the San Francisco 49ers, is scheduled for Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Being called back by the Chargers is the final leg of Seybert’s winding journey to try to find a home in the NFL. After being undrafted from MSU, he spent time training in multiple states, attended MSU Professional Day in March, and played in the 2021 Spring League season, where he had three receptions for 88 yards and two TDs as a member of the Conquerors.

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A native of Traverse City, Seybert began his college career as a stock player in Buffalo before transferring to MSU as a substitute in 2016. After leaving Buffalo, Seybert had to give up his first season at MSU to satisfy the NCAA transfer. rules. He then spent the next two seasons switching between tight end and defensive end while playing sparingly, with eight appearances in two years.

Seybert put himself on the card as a senior redshirt in 2019 when he finished as MSU’s third-best wide receiver, grabbing 26 passes for 284 yards and three touchdowns. He started 11 of the 12 games he played before missing the 2019 Pinstripe Bowl victory over Wake Forest.

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