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91 Stephen Weatherly DE

Minnesota Vikings

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March 4, 2021 11:20 AM
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly: Heading back to Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly (finger) is signing a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Vikings, including a $500,000 signing bonus, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Weatherly previously was with the Vikings from 2016 to 2019, recording 67 tackles, 17 QB hits and six sacks in 49 games (seven starts). He then signed a two-year, $12.5 million contract with Carolina last offseason, but he was released in February after finishing the 2020 campaign with zero sacks and three QB hits in nine games (all starts). Weatherly had season-ending finger surgery in November and should have plenty of time to recover before training camp, where he'll likely compete with D.J. Wonnum and Jalyn Holmes for backup DE snaps behind starters Danielle Hunter and Ifeadi Odenigbo. It's also possible one of the aforementioned backups challenges Odenigbo for a starting job.

February 19, 2021 01:16 PM
Stephen Weatherly: Released by Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly (finger) was released by the Panthers on Friday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Weatherly signed a two-year contract prior to last season, but after spending seven games on injured reserve in 2020, Carolina has let the defensive end go. Tallying 17 tackles (seven solo) through nine contests, Weatherly will aim to lend a veteran presence elsewhere in the upcoming year.

November 15, 2020 12:36 AM
Panthers' Stephen Weatherly: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly has been placed on injured reserve and is expected to undergo finger surgery, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

It was previously reported that Weatherly could miss some extended time and this news confirms as such. He will now set his sights on his recovery.

November 13, 2020 03:32 PM
Panthers' Stephen Weatherly: Out Week 10, possibly longer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly (finger) won't play Sunday against the Buccaneers, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Person adds that coach Matt Rhule expects Weatherly to be "out for a while," suggesting that the defensive end may also end up sitting out in Week 11 against the Lions and beyond. As long as Weatherly is out, Yetur Gross-Matos will likely fill his spot at defensive end, assuming the oft-injured rookie is able to stay on the field himself.

November 11, 2020 09:52 PM
Panthers' Stephen Weatherly: Missing practice time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly (finger) was a non-participant during Wednesday's practice, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

It's unclear how Weatherly suffered the injury, but it's serious enough to force him to miss practice time. The Vanderbilt product has been decent this campaign, racking up 16 tackles (seven solo) across the first nine games of the season. If he was forced to miss Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, rookie Yetur Gross-Matos would likely elevate to the starting lineup.

September 13, 2020 12:12 PM
Panthers' Stephen Weatherly: Ready to go against Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly (hamstring) is active for the team's Week 1 contest against the Raiders, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.

Weatherly signed in the offseason with the Panthers, though it was unclear if he'd be ready to make his debut with the team. Officially active, Weatherly should serve as a rotational pass-rusher along the Panthers' defensive line.

September 11, 2020 01:36 PM
Panthers' Stephen Weatherly: Draws questionable tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders due to a hamstring injury, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Weatherly looks in line to handle a rotational role at defensive end when healthy, but a final decision on his Week 1 status won't come until the weekend. Marquis Haynes and Efe Obada will be candidates to handle increased depth roles if Weatherly is forced to miss any time.

March 16, 2020 09:56 PM
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly: Joining Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly has agreed to a two-year, $12.5 million contract with the Panthers, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Weatherly has spent four seasons with the Vikings since being drafted in 2016. He has recorded 59 tackles (27 total) over 32 games the last two seasons. Primarily a depth defensive lineman, the 25-year-old will look to earn a bigger role in Carolina.

January 16, 2020 12:52 PM
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly: Three sacks in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly recorded 24 tackles and three sacks over 16 regular-season games. He added four tackles and another sack in the Vikings' two playoff games.

Weatherly has now notched three sacks in both of the last two seasons. The 25-year-old could battle for an increased role along the defensive line if he re-signs with the Vikings and they move on from Everson Griffen, who will be an unrestricted free agent in March.

November 11, 2019 09:24 AM
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly: Ready to roll
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly (groin) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Weatherly picked up the injury following last week's 18-snap performance and logged only a limited practice. Now that he's officially healthy enough to suit up, he's expected to slot into his usual role as a depth defensive lineman behind Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen.

November 8, 2019 02:12 PM
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly: Battling groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys due to a groin injury.

The 25-year-old had his first sack of the season on 18 defensive snaps last week against the Chiefs, but he apparently picked up the groin injury and was limited at practice this week. Everson Griffen, Danielle Hunter and Ifeadi Odenigbo would be the Vikings' three healthy defensive ends should Weatherly be unable to suit up Sunday.

September 11, 2019 11:52 AM
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly: Modest first game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly had two total tackles in Sunday's win over Atlanta.

He played on 32 of the defense's 74 snaps and had two QB hurries, according to Pro Football Focus. He'll be a main backup on the defensive line and part of the rotation, but won't get as much playing time as he did in parts of last season as long as Everson Griffen is healthy. Still, head coach Mike Zimmer talked about a larger role for Weatherly in the preseason, and his role could grow if Griffen's playing time, at age 31, is reduced to keep him fresh.

June 6, 2019 10:48 AM
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly: Set for larger role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly played defensive end and stand-up interior pass rusher in varying formations during this week's OTAs, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He made a lot of plays," head coach Mike Zimmer said. "I anticipate that he'll have a much larger role for us this year as we continue to go forward."

Weatherly had three sacks last season and 14 quarterback pressures, according to Pro Football Focus. He got more playing time last season when Everson Griffen was away from the team. This season Weatherly could be a bigger part of the rotation on the defensive line, especially if Griffen's playing time, at age 31, is reduced to keep him fresh.

November 5, 2018 03:24 PM
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly: Gets third sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly had a sack, four QB hits and two total tackles in Sunday's win over Detroit.

Weatherly has moved to a backup role with Everson Griffen returning after missing five games due to mental health issues. However, Weatherly played 33 of the defense's 71 snaps and will remain a steady part of the defensive line rotation. He has three sacks this season.

October 8, 2018 02:52 PM
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly: Gets second sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly had two total tackles, a sack and a QB hit in Sunday's win at Philadelphia.

Weatherly has two sacks in three games since taking over as a starter at defensive end with Everson Griffen sidelined. Grifen isn't expected to return any time soon, so Weatherly could be a decent IDP option for leagues focusing on sacks.

September 28, 2018 04:12 PM
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly: Starts again at defensive end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly started at defensive end with Everson Griffen (personal) sidelined and had five QB hurries, according to Pro Football Focus, but no tackles.

Weatherly played 46 of the defense's 56 snaps as it looks like he'll get the bulk of playing time while Griffen is out. Griffen has already been ruled out for next week's game against the Eagles as he's taking some time away from the team to deal with unspecified mental health issues.

September 25, 2018 09:40 PM
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly: Productive in first start of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly started at defensive end in place of Everson Griffen (personal) and had a sack, a tackle for a loss, two QB hits and seven total tackles in Sunday's loss to Buffalo.

Weatherly played 51 snaps on defense after logging just 14 and 18 each of the first two games. While Weatherly will likely headed back to a reduced role when Griffen returns, he could see an increase in playing time and should be monitored after his breakout game.

November 12, 2017 12:04 PM
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly: Suiting up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly (knee) is active for Sunday's game against Washington.

Weatherly was able to practice in full after missing time on Wednesday and Thursday. Expect him to see his normal role as a backup defensive end for the Vikings.

October 27, 2017 10:48 AM
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly: Out with knee injury vs. Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Weatherly has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns due to a knee injury.

Weatherly has been serving as a depth option at linebacker all season for the Vikings, as he's only recorded one tackle so far this year. There's no report as to how serious his knee injury is.

April 30, 2016 06:17 PM
Vikings' Stephen Weatherly: Seventh-round pick for Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings selected Weatherly in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 227th overall.

Weatherly has uncommon athleticism for a player at the 6-foot-4, 270-pound build, though he falls to this point for rawness reasons. Mike Zimmer is an ideal coach for him to land with, though.

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Career Defensive Stats
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2019MIN161241410300000
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Total581684 52.032 600-01
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/265
Birthdate:
03/19/1994
Age:
27
Hometown:
Austell, GA
School:
Vanderbilt
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: