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Top Jason Vander Laan News

  • Jason Vander Laan: Waived by Saints

    The Saints waived Vander Laan on Friday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

    After opting out of the 2020 season, Vander Laan will compete to earn a depth tight end role somewhere else in 2021. The 28-year-old has suited up in six NFL games throughout his time in the league but is yet to log his first career target.

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  • Saints' Jason Vander Laan: Won't play in 2020

    Vander Laan is opting out of the 2020 season, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

    Vander Laan played in two games with the Saints last season, but he was still unable to log his first career target. He was expected to compete for a depth TE role with New Orleans once again in 2020.

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  • Saints' Jason Vander Laan: Done for season

    Vander Laan was placed on injured reserve with a head injury Friday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

    Vander Laan apparently picked up the injury at practice this week, as he was added to the injury report Thursday. Barring an outside addition, Jared Cook and Josh Hill will enter Week 14 as the Saints' only two tight ends.

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  • Saints' Jason Vander Laan: Added to active roster

    Vander Laan was promoted to the Saints' active roster Friday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Vander Laan was signed to the Saints' practice squad in October as an insurance policy while Jared Cook worked through an ankle injury. Though he's now on the active roster, Vander Laan offers very little from a fantasy perspective.

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  • Jason Vander Laan: Finds new practice squad

    Vander Laan signed with the Saints' practice squad Wednesday, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Saints' top tight end Jared Cook is working through an ankle injury, so Vander Laan is being brought in to learn the system in case Cook can't play Sunday against the Cardinals.

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  • Jason Vander Laan: Released from practice squad

    Vander Laan was cut from the Patriots' practice squad Tuesday, Nick Underhill of The Athletic reports.

    Vander Laan has been looking for an opportunity to join a 53-man roster since being let go by the Colts following the 2017 season. He got a look from the Patriots after getting picked up in late September, but they have ultimately opted to go in another direction.

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  • Jason Vander Laan: Latches on with practice squad

    Vander Laan signed with the Patriots' practice squad Wednesday.

    Vander Laan hasn't played in a regular-season game since suiting up for the Colts in 2017. He's a necessary standby asset for the Patriots, however, as Matt LaCosse (calf) and Ryan Izzo (ankle) are battling injuries ahead of Sunday's game versus the Bills.

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  • Jason Vander Laan: Cut by Carolina

    The Panthers waived Vander Laan on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Vander Laan was promoted from Carolina's practice squad down the stretch of the 2018 season but ultimately failed to suit up for a regular-season contest. He'll now work to catch on elsewhere in the league.

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  • Panthers' Jason Vander Laan: Promoted from practice squad

    The Panthers signed Vander Laan from their practice squad Wednesday, Bryan Strickland of the team's official site reports.

    Vander Laan's spot on the 53-man roster comes following the placement of kicker Graham Gano (knee) on injured reserve. The 24-year-old will provide depth at the tight end position behind Ian Thomas and Chris Manhertz going forward.

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  • Panthers' Jason Vander Laan: Held out of practice

    Vander Laan (shoulder) didn't participate in Friday's practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Vander Laan finds himself in a crowded field of five players battling for a spot behind starter Greg Olsen. Since Olsen should see the lion's share of targets at the position, Vander Laan could potentially carve out a roster spot by focusing on his run-blocking abilities.

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  • Panthers' Jason Vander Laan: Signs with Panthers

    Vander Laan signed a contract with the Panthers on Monday.

    Vander Laan saw action in four games with the Colts in 2017, also spending plenty of time on the team's practice squad. After being cut loose by the Colts earlier in May, Vander Laan now heads to Carolina, where he's still likely a long shot to make the final roster. Vander Laan will need to impress throughout offseason activities and training camp to earn a spot as added depth at tight end.

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  • Jason Vander Laan: Cut loose by Colts

    Vander Laan was waived by the Colts on Monday.

    Vander Laan spent the 2017 campaign alternating between the Colts' active roster and practice squad, seeing the field in four total games. He failed to make much of an impact and will now look for a new organization after being released Monday. Considering Vander Laan's struggles to earn snaps the last two years, he'll have a tough time becoming fantasy relevant elsewhere in the league.

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  • Colts' Jason Vander Laan: Won't play Sunday

    Vander Laan (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans.

    Vander Laan did not participate at practice again this week and hasn't made the necessary progress to clear the concussion protocol. The 25-year-old will finish the 2017 with zero targets in four games with Indianapolis.

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  • Colts' Jason Vander Laan: Out Saturday vs. Ravens

    Vander Laan (concussion) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Ravens.

    Vander Laan failed to pass concussion protocol testing and will be sidelined for Saturday's showdown in Baltimore. A fourth-string tight end, his absence shouldn't have a major effect on the Colts' offensive game plan.

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  • Colts' Jason Vander Laan: Promoted to active roster

    Vander Laan was promoted to the Colts' 53-man roster Saturday ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Titans.

    Vander Laan was signed to the team's practice squad Nov. 3. His promotion indicates fellow tight end Erik Swoope (IR/knee) will need another week before he returns. Do not expect Vander Laan to have an impact on the offense Sunday.

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  • Jason Vander Laan: Hits waivers

    Vander Laan (shoulder) was waived by the Jets on Monday, Eric Allen of the team's official site reports.

    Vander Laan looked good at the beginning of training camp, Connor Hughes of NJ Advance Media reported. He was pestered by a shoulder ailment, though, which kept him out of the final three preseason games and dwindled his chances of making a run for a roster spot.

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  • Jets' Jason Vander Laan: Dealing with shoulder injury

    Vander Laan did not participate in Thursday's practice due to a shoulder injury, Darryl Slater of The Star-Ledger reports.

    The severity of Vander Laan's injury is currently unknown, but it could significantly jeopardize the undrafted free agent's chances for a spot on the final roster. Consider the tight end week-to-week at this point in the preseason.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Tinley Park, IL
Age: 31
School: Ferris State
Experience: 3