Jason Vega

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Jason Vega
No. 97 Toronto Argonauts
Position: Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-05-30) May 30, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth: Brockton, Massachusetts
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: Northeastern University
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles: 1
Sacks: 0
INTs: 0
Forced fumbles: 0
Stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles: 82
Sacks: 17
Interceptions: 0
Stats at CFL.ca

Jason Vega (born May 30, 1987 in Brockton, Massachusetts) is a Canadian football and American football defensive end for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

College career[edit]

He played college football at Northeastern University.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

Vega signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. During the 2011 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season, Vega was named defensive player of the week for their win over the Alouettes at the end of October.[2] He finished his rookie season in the CFL with 26 tackles and 7 sacks. The following season Vega contributed 40 tackles and 5 quarterback sacks.

New England Patriots[edit]

Vega signed with the New England Patriots on January 26, 2013. He was released on August 13, 2013.[3]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On August 21, 2013, Vega was signed by the Dallas Cowboys.[4] Vega appeared in 2 games for the Cowboys in the 2013 NFL season; tallying 1 tackle.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (II)[edit]

After one season playing in the NFL, Vega signed a new contract with the Bombers on December 23, 2013. Terms of the contract were not released as per team regulations. During the 2014 campaign Vega totaled 16 tackles and 5 sacks. On April 28, 2015 Vega was released by the Blue Bombers; reportedly too free up cap space.[5]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On June 22, 2015, Vega signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Vega profile". CFL. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bombers' Vega named defensive player of week". Winnipeg Free Press. October 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Patriots sign rookie TE Evan Landi; Release DL Jason Vega". Patriots.com. August 13, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ Eatman, Nick (August 21, 2013). "Wed. Practice Report: DE Signs; More Line Shifts; Wilcox Back". DallasCowboys.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bombers release DE Vega, OL Morley". TSN. TSN.ca Staff. 

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