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November 12, 2019 05:08 PM
Destiny Vaeao: Works out with Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao (undisclosed) tried out for the Browns on Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Vaeao was cut by the Panthers in September while he was battling an undisclosed injury. The 25-year-old has shaken the issue, although it doesn't seem like he secured a deal with the Browns. Vaeao last played for Philly in 2018, marking two tackles and a sack over six games.

September 24, 2019 10:00 PM
Destiny Vaeao: Cut by Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao (undisclosed) was waived by the Panthers with an injury settlement Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

The Washington State product was placed on the team's injured reserve list Aug. 29, and it's still unclear what sort of injury he's dealing with. With Vaeao hitting the open market, he'll hope to get healthy and latch on as a depth defensive lineman elsewhere.

August 29, 2019 04:20 PM
Panthers' Destiny Vaeao: Lands on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao was placed injured reserve Wednesday with an undisclosed injury, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Vaeao signed with the Panthers in April but had not played in any of the three preseason contests. The specifics of the injury remains unclear, but the 24-year-old will miss the 2019 season unless he agrees to an injury settlement with the team.

April 10, 2019 12:48 AM
Panthers' Destiny Vaeao: Signing with Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao signed a contract with the Panthers on Monday, Bryan Strickland of the team's official site reports.

Vaeao signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and appeared in 33 games with the team before being waived last October and landing with the Jets. During his stint as a reserve defensive tackle in Philadelphia, Vaeao recorded 27 tackles and three sacks. He projects to play a similar role with the Panthers.

March 14, 2019 10:32 PM
Destiny Vaeao: Returns to free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao became an unrestricted free agent Wednesday after the Jets declined to tender him a contract for 2019, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Vaeao signed with the Jets prior to Week 17 after missing most of the season due to injury while he was a member of the Eagles. The 25-year-old didn't play a snap during his time in New York.

December 29, 2018 06:08 PM
Jets' Destiny Vaeao: Signs with Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao (undisclosed) signed a contract with the Jets on Saturday.

Vaeao joined the Jets' practice squad in November after being waived off injured reserve by the Eagles with the undisclosed injury. Now healthy, the 24-year-old is unlikely to make a defensive impact for the Jets with the rest of the defensive linemen on the roster currently healthy.

October 24, 2018 07:32 PM
Destiny Vaeao: Waived by Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Eagles waived Vaeao from injured reserve (undisclosed) with an injury settlement, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Vaeao was reverted to IR with an undisclosed injury after clearing waivers on Oct. 17. The 24-year-old totaled two tackles and one sack this season.

October 17, 2018 07:48 PM
Eagles' Destiny Vaeao: Reverts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao (undisclosed) cleared waivers Wednesday and reverted to injured reserve, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Vaeao was waived with an injury designation Tuesday and returns to the Eagles after going unclaimed on waivers. The 24-year-old is out for the season unless an injury settlement is agreed upon.

October 17, 2018 11:32 AM
Destiny Vaeao: Waived with injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao (undisclosed) was waived with an injury designation Tuesday, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.

Vaeao had been quiet prior to being waived by Philadelphia. It is unclear what injury he is dealing with, but he will now be free to work toward a full recovery and then look for a new opportunity.

January 24, 2018 11:08 PM
Eagles' Destiny Vaeao: No sacks in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao had 10 tackles (nine solo) and one pass defensed in 11 games for Philadelphia in 2017.

Vaeao missed five early-season games with a wrist injury and otherwise served as a reserve defensive tackle. The 24-year-old is entering the final year of his rookie contract and could be due for a slightly increased role in 2018 with fellow reserve defensive tackle Beau Allen slated to hit free agency.

October 20, 2017 02:20 PM
Eagles' Destiny Vaeao: Logs full practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao (wrist) was a full participant at the Eagles' practice Thursday.

Vaeao missed the past three games and had additional rest with the Eagles facing the Redskins on Monday night this week following last Thursday's win over the Panthers. The 23-year-old was limited in practice the last two weeks, but he looks good to go for Week 7 after facing no limitations Thursday.

October 13, 2017 10:12 AM
Eagles' Destiny Vaeao: Inactive Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao (wrist) has been ruled inactive for Thursday's matchup with the Panthers, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Vaeao will miss his third straight contest due a to a wrist injury, leaving the Eagles with Beau Allen and Justin Hamilton as the main reserves at defensive tackle. Vaeao was limited in practice this week -- so he is making progress -- but it seems as if the shortened week was simply too quick of a turnaround to get the second-year pro ready to play.

October 11, 2017 09:08 PM
Eagles' Destiny Vaeao: Limited Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Eagles held Vaeao (wrist) to a limited workload at Tuesday's practice, Eliot Shorr-Parks of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Vaeao, who has missed the last two games with a wrist injury, appears to be making progress in his recovery. If he is able to recover in time for Thursday's game against the Panthers, he will presumably return to his role of providing defensive line depth.

October 9, 2017 04:01 AM
Eagles' Destiny Vaeao: Sitting Sunday with wrist injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao (wrist) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

The Eagles will be down two defensive tackles Sunday, as Fletcher Cox (calf) joins Vaeao on the inactive list. Those pair of absences will likely open up a spot in the starting lineup for Beau Allen, who logged two tackles across 38 defensive snaps in the Week 4 win over the Chargers.

October 7, 2017 02:16 AM
Eagles' Destiny Vaeao: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao (wrist) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Vaeao only did individual work on Friday, so it's likely he'd still be rather limited if he were able to suit up. He hasn't played in any of the last three weeks and probably shouldn't be counted on to make much of an impact in this one either. However, he at least appears to be inching closer to a return.

September 29, 2017 01:12 PM
Eagles' Destiny Vaeao: Ruled out for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao (wrist) will not play in Sunday's game against the Chargers, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

With Fletcher Cox (ankle) also out of Sunday's contest, the Eagles are down two defensive tackles as they head into Los Angeles. Vaeao has not been given a timetable for a return and Beau Allen is expected to get the start on the defensive line Sunday.

September 22, 2017 07:52 PM
Eagles' Destiny Vaeao: Will not play Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao (wrist) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Vaeao did not practice this week and has not played since sustaining the sustaining the injury in the season opener. There remains no timetable for the 23-year-old at this point, and rookie Elijah Qualls will likely see snaps as reserve defensive tackle against the Giants on Sunday in his absence.

September 22, 2017 03:32 PM
Eagles' Destiny Vaeao: Misses practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao (wrist) did not practice Thursday and is in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Giants, Dave Zangaro of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Vaeao injured himself in the opener and then missed last Sunday's contest in Kansas City. His absence opened the door for rookie Elijah Qualls to get nine snaps in Week 2, and the sixth-round pick could be in line for even more playing time if Vaeao is forced to sit out again in Week 3.

September 15, 2017 12:44 PM
Eagles' Destiny Vaeao: Out Sunday vs. Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao (wrist) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Eliot Shorr-Parks of The Star-Ledger

Vaeao suffered the wrist injury during Sunday's season opener against the Redskins and remains without a timetable for a return. In his absence, look for Beau Allen to take on some more snaps as a reserve defensive tackle.

September 10, 2017 03:44 PM
Eagles' Destiny Vaeao: Hurts wrist, questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaeao (wrist) is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup with the Redskins, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

Vaeao had two tackles before injuring his wrist, and he was being used lightly behind Fletcher Cox and Timmy Jernigan. If Vaeao is unable to return, Beau Allen will take over his moderate amount of snaps.

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Career Defensive Stats
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2018NYJ63220100000
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2016PHI1601596200000
Total33327 18.09 300-12701
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/300
Birthdate:
1/15/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Pago Pago, American Samoa
School:
Washington State
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: