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Bruce Gaston
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Gaston with the Chicago Bears in 2015
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Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-11-29) November 29, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Career information
College: Purdue
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Arizona Cardinals ( 2014)*
CFL status: Import
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles     12
Quarterback sacks     1.0
Interceptions     0
Forced fumbles     0
Stats at CFL.ca

Bruce Verdell Gaston, Jr. (born November 29, 1991) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Purdue. Gaston was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He has been a member of the New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions and Ottawa Redblacks.

Professional career Edit

Arizona Cardinals Edit

After going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, he signed with the Arizona Cardinals. He was waived on August 30, 2014.[1]

New England Patriots Edit

He was signed to the Patriots’ practice squad on August 31, 2014, but was later waived on September 3, 2014.[1]

Miami Dolphins Edit

On September 4, 2014, Gaston was signed to the Dolphins’ active roster, but was later waived on September 20. He signed with their practice squad on September 23, 2014.[1]

Arizona Cardinals Edit

Gaston joined the Cardinals’ active roster by being signed off the Dolphins’ practice squad on September 24, 2014.[1] He was later waived on November 1, 2014, but was signed to Arizona’s practice squad on November 4, 2014.

Green Bay Packers Edit

He was signed to the Packers’ active roster from the Cardinals’ practice squad on December 8, 2014.[2] He was later waived on October 3, 2015, but was signed to their practice squad on October 6, 2015.

Chicago Bears Edit

On October 17, 2015, Gaston was signed off the Packers' practice squad by the Chicago Bears to their active roster.[3] He played in seven games for the Bears in 2015, recording 11 total tackles and one sack.[4] He was released by the Bears on May 16, 2016.[1]

Minnesota Vikings Edit

Gaston signed with the Minnesota Vikings on May 31, 2016. He was released by the team on June 16, 2016.[5]

San Diego Chargers Edit

Gaston signed with the San Diego Chargers on July 31, 2016.[6] On August 29, 2016, the Chargers waived him.[7]

Philadelphia Eagles Edit

Gaston signed with the Eagles on August 30, 2016. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Eagles.[8]

Carolina Panthers Edit

On November 8, 2016, Gaston was signed to the Panthers' practice squad.[9] He was released by the Panthers on November 22, 2016.[10]

Detroit Lions Edit

On June 8, 2017, Gaston signed with the Detroit Lions.[11] He was waived/injured on August 21, 2017 and placed on injured reserve.[12] He was released on August 26, 2017.

Ottawa Redblacks Edit

On May 23, 2018 the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL) announced the signing of Gaston.[13] He was released on June 9, 2018.[14]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "BRUCE GASTON". foxsports.com. http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/bruce-gaston-player-transactions. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  2. "Packers sign Gaston to active roster, place Robinson on IR". Packers.com. December 8, 2014. http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-roster-moves/article-1/Packers-sign-Gaston-to-active-roster-place-Robinson-on-IR/091e66c5-3a4e-418c-8734-874e2cf26a16.
  3. Briggs, Bruce (October 17, 2015). "Ego Ferguson out for year; Bears poach lineman from Packers". ChicagoTribune.com. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-ego-ferguson-injured-reserve-20151017-story.html.
  4. "Bruce Gaston". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/G/GastBr00.htm. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  5. Alper, Josh (June 16, 2016). "Vikings cut Bruce Gaston, Travis Lewis". NBCSports.com. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/06/16/vikings-cut-bruce-gaston-travis-lewis/. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  6. Henne, Ricky (July 31, 2016). "Chargers Sign Pair of Defensive Veterans". Chargers.com. http://www.chargers.com/news/2016/07/31/chargers-sign-pair-defensive-veterans. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  7. Henne, Ricky (August 29, 2016). "Chargers Waive Six; Claim RB Gus Johnson". Chargers.com. http://www.chargers.com/news/2016/08/29/chargers-waive-six-claim-rb-gus-johnson. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  8. McPherson, Chris (September 3, 2016). "Eagles Trim Roster to 53 Players". http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/article-1/Eagles-Trim-Roster-to-53-Players/d944f9aa-c29e-4e64-8fcc-0016e13dcdec.
  9. "Panthers Sign DT Bruce Gaston To Practice Squad". November 8, 2016. http://nfltraderumors.co/panthers-sign-dt-bruce-gaston-practice-squad/.
  10. "Panthers add CB Tyler Patmon to practice squad". November 22, 2016. https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-add-cb-tyler-patmon-to-practice-squad-18131273.
  11. "Lions sign free agents DT Ego Ferguson and DT Bruce Gaston". June 8, 2017. http://www.detroitlions.com/news/news-short/article-1/Lions-sign-free-agents-DT-Ego-Ferguson-and-DT-Bruce-Gaston/600f0eda-9b5c-4817-b1c3-633e051f0db3.
  12. "Lions sign free agent TE Scott Orndoff". August 21, 2017. http://www.detroitlions.com/news/news-short/article-1/Lions-sign-free-agent-TE-Scott-Orndoff/9ca0b1f3-302a-4c3d-b2de-6583ff607076.
  13. "Transactions: May 23, 2018 – Ottawa REDBLACKS" (in en-US). Ottawa REDBLACKS. 2018-05-24. https://www.ottawaredblacks.com/2018/05/24/transactions-may-23-2018/.
  14. Tim Baines (June 9, 2018). "Ottawa Redblacks release nine players, including USports MVP Ed Ilnicki". www.ottawasun.com. Postmedia Network Inc.. https://ottawasun.com/sports/football/cfl/ottawa-redblacks/ottawa-redblacks-release-nine-players-including-usports-mvp-ed-ilnicki. Retrieved March 28, 2019.

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