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Top Halapoulivaati Vaitai News

  • Lions' Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Clears COVID protocols

    Vaitai was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

    Vaitai spent five days in COVID protocols and was forced to miss the Lions' loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. Now healthy, he should return to his role of starting right guard Week 18 against the Packers.

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  • Lions' Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Placed on COVID-19 list

    The Lions placed Vaitai (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

    It's not yet clear whether Vaitai has tested positive for the virus, but he'll need to isolate from the team. Whether he's available for Sunday's game against Seattle remains to be seen.

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  • Lions' Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Full participant Wednesday

    Vaitai (concussion) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Vaitai missed last week's game due to a concussion, but he has evidently recovered from the injury. Barring a setback, he'll start at right guard Sunday against the Vikings.

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  • Lions' Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Won't play in Week 12

    Vaitai (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Bears.

    Vaitai suffered a concussion in last week's game against the Browns and was unable to recover with a quick turnaround, so having him out isn't entirely surprising. Expect Tommy Kraemer to step up and fill the void as the starting right guard while Vaitai is out.

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  • Lions' Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Downgraded to out

    Vaitai (concussion) will not return Sunday against the Browns.

    Vaitai exited in the second quarter, and it appears he was diagnosed with a concussion. Tommy Kraemer has stepped up to fill in for Vaitai.

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  • Lions' Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Evaluated for concussion

    Vaitai left Sunday's game against the Browns and is being evaluated for a concussion.

    Vaitai exited Sunday's game in the second quarter with the injury. Tommy Kraemer should step in at right guard so long as Vaitai remains sidelined.

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  • Lions' Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Forced out of finale

    Vaitai will not return to Sunday's game against the Vikings after having been evaluated for a head injury, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

    The Lions evaluated Vaitai for a concussion before ruling him out to return Week 17. Given that Vaitai previously sustained a concussion Week 15 against Tennessee, Detroit will no doubt opt to take a cautious approach to his health.

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  • Lions' Halapoulivaati Vaitai: All clear for Week 16

    Vaitai (concussion) is active for Saturday's game against the Buccaneers.

    Vaitai sustained a concussion during last Sunday's loss to Tennessee, exiting the contest after fielding 33 offensive snaps. It's been an injury-plagued 2020 season for the first-year Lion, with a Week 16 appearance marking just his ninth of the campaign. Prior to the concussion, Vaitai's main barrier to availability had been a lingering foot injury.

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  • Lions' Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Suffers concussion

    Vaitai won't return to Sunday's game against the Titans due to a concussion.

    Vaitai was activated from injured reserve Saturday but sustained a concussion in his first game back on the field. Matt Nelson has stepped in at right tackle in his absence.

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  • Lions' Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Returning for Week 15

    Vaitai (foot) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

    The 27-year-old was designated to return from injured reserve earlier this week, and he's back on the active roster after a couple days of practice. Vaitai is likely to start at right tackle with Tyrell Crosby (ankle) unavailable.

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  • Lions' Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Trending in right direction

    The Lions designated Vaitai (foot) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Vaitai has resided on IR since Nov. 25 with the lingering foot issue, as the team elected to shut down the TCU product. The Lions will have 21 days to activate Vaitai, and he could return as early as Sunday against the Titans. Vaitai will likely assume a starting role at either right guard or right tackle once he's officially activated.

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  • Lions' Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Will miss at least three weeks

    The Lions placed Vaitai (foot) on injured reserve Wednesday.

    Vaitai's foot injury dates back to the beginning of the season. He's started in every game that he's been active for this year, but he exited early in four of the past five contests because of this foot issue. The Lions have opted to shut him down for at least three weeks in hopes he can return at 100 percent. The 27-year-old guard, who signed a five-year, $50 million contract in March, is eligible to return in Week 15.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 325 lbs
Birthplace: Haltom City, TX
Age: 28
School: TCU
Experience: 7