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NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 5-12-0

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 7 1.0 1 0 0

Top James Vaughters News

  • James Vaughters: Released by Atlanta

    The Falcons released Vaughters on Monday, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Vaughters made 10 appearances during his first season with Atlanta and registered eight tackles and one sack. He'll look to join his third team in as many years after beginning his career with Chicago as an undrafted free agent.

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  • Falcons' James Vaughters: Returns from COVID list

    Vaughters was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Vaughters has been a steady contributor as a rotational player in the Falcons' linebacker unit. Now healthy, he should return to that role in Week 18 against the Saints.

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  • Falcons' James Vaughters: Placed on COVID-19 list

    Vaughters (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday and tested positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Vaughters has been a steady contributor as a rotational player in the Falcons' linebacker unit. With Brandon Copeland also going on the COVID list, the Falcons' linebacker depth could be tested, if both miss Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

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  • Bears' James Vaughters: All clear Wednesday

    Vaughters (knee) was absent from Wednesday's injury report, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

    Vaughters missed last week's matchup with the Texans due to the knee injury but he appears on track for a return. Vaughters has only accumulated 19 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his limited role with the defense this season, so even though he's healthy, his addition to the lineup won't affect things much from an IDP perspective.

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  • Bears' James Vaughters: Out Week 14

    Vaughters (knee) will remain sidelined for Sunday's tilt agianst the Texans, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

    No surprise here, as Vaughters was a non-participant at practice all week. His absence is again not expected to impact the Bears' defense, as he has played sparingly this season. His next chance to suit up will come in Week 15 versus the Vikings.

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  • Bears' James Vaughters: Unavailable for Sunday's game

    Vaughters (knee) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's matchup against the Lions, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Vaughters has played sparingly on defense this season, but he's generated 19 tackles (13 solo) and 1.5 sacks through 11 games. He'll aim to return next week for a home game against the Texans.

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  • Bears' James Vaughters: Questionable with knee injury

    Vaughters (knee) didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.

    Vaughters was a full participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday, suggesting this injury likely occurred recently. He routinely plays a handful of snaps on defense while also contributing on special teams for Chicago.

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  • James Vaughters: Waived by Chicago

    Vaughters has been waived by the Bears, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    This marks the third time in the last three weeks the Bears have waived the 26-year-old. He has suited up in each of the last three games and has seen snaps on both defense and special teams in that span, only to be let go after the games were over. If Isaiah Irving (quad) sits again, Vaughters would once again be a candidate to rejoin the team.

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  • Bears' James Vaughters: Re-signs with Bears

    Vaughters signed a contract with the Bears on Saturday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

    Vaughters was waived by the Bears on Monday and returned to the team's practice squad, and he now rejoins the 53-man roster. The 26-year-old provides depth at outside linebacker with Isaiah Irving (quadriceps) sidelined.

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  • James Vaughters: Back to waivers

    Vaughters was waived by the Bears on Monday.

    Vaughters was brought back to the active roster for Sunday's win over Detroit, but he's now being released in order to accommodate the re-signing of tight end Bradley Sowell.

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  • Bears' James Vaughters: Back with Chicago

    Vaughters was added back onto the roster by the Bears on Saturday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Vaughters will take the spot vacated by recently waived tight end Bradley Sowell. The 26-year-old linebacker logged one tackle in his lone previous appearance for Chicago this season.

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  • James Vaughters: Let go by Chicago

    Vaughters was waived by the Bears on Monday.

    Vaughters signed with the Bears on Saturday and had one tackle in his lone game with the team. Bradley Sowell -- who was waived in Saturday's corresponding move -- rejoins Chicago's 53-man roster.

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  • Bears' James Vaughters: Moves to active roster

    Vaughters was signed to the active roster Saturday.

    Vaughters should provide some depth along the linebacking corps with Isaiah Irving (quadriceps) not traveling with the team to Philadelphia ahead of Sunday's game against the Eagles.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 255 lbs
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Age: 28
School: Stanford
Experience: 3