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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vaitai (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Vaitai was considered questionable after practicing as a limited participant all week, but he's cleared for Sunday after sitting out Week 10. The 27-year-old should reclaim his starting role at right guard for Detroit.
Vaitai (foot) is listed as inactive heading into Sunday afternoon's matchup against Washington.
Vaitai suffered an in-game injury during last Sunday's 34-20 loss to Minnesota, and he seemingly has not shown enough progression to team trainers to earn the nod for Week 10. Joe Dahl, who sat out Week 9 against the Vikings because of a back issue, will start in place of Vaitai at right guard against a Washington front that ranks No. 3 in the NFL with 3.4 sacks per game this season.
Vaitai (foot) has been deemed questionable to return to Sunday's matchup against Minnesota.
Vaitai has dealt with injury issues throughout his debut season with the Lions after signing a five-year, $45-million deal to join the team in March. The 27-year-old had fielded more than 75 percent of Detroit's offensive snaps in just three of seven outings entering Sunday, and injury woes have presented themselves once again midgame. Jonah Jackson will plug in at right guard if Vaitai is unavailable to return Sunday.
Vaitai (foot) is active for Sunday's game versus the Vikings.
Vaitai left early in last week's loss to the Colts, but he's been cleared for Sunday's divisional tilt. The fifth-year player out of TCU is slated to start at right guard once again.
Vaitai suffered a foot injury during Sunday's loss to the Colts.
Vaitai left the game to be retaped a few times Sunday, and when the game got out of hand, he was ultimately shut down. Given his ability to play through the injury already, Vaitai stands a good chance to play next week against the Vikings, although he'll likely be on the injury report when practices restart Wednesday.
Vaitai (cramps) was absent from Wednesday's injury report.
Both Vaitai and Tyrell Crosby dealt with cramps during Sunday's win over the Jaguars in the scorching Florida heat, but both players were absent from the injury report. Now healthy, expect Vaitai to assume his usual starting role at right guard for Sunday's game against Atlanta.
Vaitai was forced out of Sunday's game against the Jaguars due to dehydration.
Vaitai becomes the second Lion offensive lineman to deal with dehydration in the Florida heat, as Tyrell Crosby was forced out of the game as well. With two starters sidelined, look for Jonah Jackson to take over at right guard and Matt Nelson to shift to right tackle.
Vaitai is active for Sunday's matchup against Arizona.
The big-ticket free-agent addition did not make a single practice or game appearance over the first two weeks of the regular season, but multiple limited sessions heading into Week 3 provided room for optimism. Vaitai plugs back in at right tackle as the Lions face a Chandler Jones-led Cardinals pass rush that enters Sunday tied for third in the NFL with 3.5 sacks per game.
Vaitai (foot) has been deemed questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Vaitai was held out of practice and games for the first two weeks of the season, but he upgraded to limited participation this week and appears to have a chance at playing Sunday. If he's ultimately ruled out, though, expect Tyrell Crosby to start at right tackle again.
Vaitai (foot) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Vaitai had a glimmer of hope to play after he was deemed questionable after not practicing all week while managing the foot issue. The TCU product will miss his second straight contest, so look for Tyrell Crosby to handle starting right tackle duties for Week 2.
Vaitai (foot) has been upgraded to questionable ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Packers, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Vaitai has somehow been upgraded to questionable despite not practicing all week. His status will presumably be determined by how he is feeling closer to kickoff.
Vaitai (foot) was a nonparticipant in Wednesday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Vaitai is in danger of missing a second straight game to start the season, and if that's the case, Tyrell Crosby is expected to start at right tackle once again.
Vaitai (foot) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Bears, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Vaitai was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice but sat out of both Thursday and Friday's sessions. The 27-year-old earned a five-year, $50 million deal to be the Lions' starting right tackle, but with his debut on hold, Tyrell Crosby is expected to start at right tackle to begin the year.
Vaitai has agreed to a five-year, $50 million contract with the Lions, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Vaitai spent his first four seasons with the Eagles after getting drafted in 2016. He has not missed a game since his rookie season. The 26-year-old will now begin a new chapter in his career with the Lions.