PLAYER
Bruce Gaston
NT #62
Height:
6-2
Weight:
310
College:
Purdue
Hometown:
Chicago, Ill
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 9 12 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2015 CHI 7 11 8 3 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 GB 2 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 GB 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 ARI 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 MIA 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Joins the Lions as an addition to the defensive line unit after most recently spending the 2016 season as a member of the Panthers practice squad. Prior to Carolina, he played with both the Chicago Bears (seven games) and Green Bay Packers (two games) in 2015. Entered the NFL in 2014 when he signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Purdue.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as a free agent on June 8, 2017.
  • Released by the Panthers from the practice squad on November 22, 2016.
  • Signed by the Carolina Panthers to the practice squad on November 8, 2016.
  • Released by the Eagles on September 3, 2016.
  • Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent on August 30, 2016.
  • Released by the Chargers on August 29, 2016.
  • Signed by the San Diego Chargers as a free agent on July 31, 2016.
  • Released by the Vikings on June 16, 2016.
  • Signed by the Minnesota Vikings as a free agent on May 31, 2016.
  • Released by the Bears on May 16, 2016.
  • Signed by the Chicago Bears to the active roster on October 17, 2015.
  • Signed by the Packers to the practice squad on October 6, 2015.
  • Released by the Packers on October 3, 2015.
  • Signed by the Green Bay Packers to the practice squad on December 8, 2014.
  • Signed by the Cardinals to the practice squad on November 3, 2014.
  • Released by the Cardinals on November 1, 2014.
  • Signed by the Cardinals to the active roster on September 24, 2014.
  • Signed by the Dolphins to the practice squad on September 23, 2014.
  • Released by the Dolphins on September 20, 2014.
  • Claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins on September 4, 2014.
  • Released by the Patriots on September 3, 2014.
  • Claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots on August 31, 2014.
  • Released by the Cardinals on August 30, 2014.
  • Signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 12, 2014.

PRO

Joins the Lions as an addition to the defensive line unit after most recently spending the 2016 season as a member of the Panthers practice squad. Prior to Carolina, he played with both the Chicago Bears (seven games) and Green Bay Packers (two games) in 2015. Entered the NFL in 2014 when he signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Purdue.

2016: Spent a portion of the season as a member of the Panthers practice squad.

2015: Played in two games with the Packers before finishing the season with the Bears where he played in seven games. Finished the season with 12 total tackles (nine solo) and one sack.

2014: Entered the League when he signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent. Did not appear in a game as a rookie.

COLLEGE

Appeared in 50 games for the Boilermakers and established himself as one of the team’s top defensive linemen in four seasons.

2013: Played in 12 games and recorded in 48 tackles (31 solo), three sacks and one fumble recovery as a senior.

2012: Started all 13 games and finished with 28 total tackles (19 solo), including 5.5 tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, and two forced fumbles.

2011: Appeared in all 13 games (nine starts). Posted 30 total tackles, seven tackles for loss and three sacks.

2010: Appeared in all 12 games as a freshman, including starting the final 10 games. Recorded 26 total tackles (15 solo) and one sack.

PERSONAL:

Attended St. Rita High School (Chicago, Ill.).

  • Majored in law and society.

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