Jason Vega

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Jason Vega
No. 92     Retired
Date of birth (1987-05-30) May 30, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Brockton, Massachusetts
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) DE
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 255 lb (116 kg)
College Northeastern
High school Brockton High
Career history
As player
20112012 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2013 New England Patriots*
2013 Dallas Cowboys
2014 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2015 Toronto Argonauts
2016 Edmonton Eskimos
2017 Winnipeg Blue Bombers*
Career stats
Tackles 99
Sacks 20
INTs 0
Forced fumbles 3

Jason Vega (born May 30, 1987 in Brockton, Massachusetts) is a retired Canadian football and American football defensive end. He played the majority of his professional career in the Canadian Football League (CFL), and more specifically with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Elsewhere in the CFL he was a member of the Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos. In his time in the NFL he was affiliated with the New England Patriots and played for the Dallas Cowboys.

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.[6] Following the season he was not re-signed and became a free agent.

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

Vega signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on August 16, 2016. Vega only appeared in 4 games during the 2016 season, contributing 11 tackles and one quarterback sack. After the season, he was released by the Eskimos.[7]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (III)[edit]

On February 8, 2017 Vega signed a one-day contract with the Blue Bombers and retired.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Vega profile". CFL. Archived from the original on October 13, 2011. 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. 
  6. ^ "Transactions - 2015 - CFL.ca". CFL.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  7. ^ "Eskimos release DeMarco, two others". CFL.ca. 2016-12-13. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  8. ^ "Vega re-joins Winnipeg; retires a Bomber". CFL.ca. 2017-02-08. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 

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