Pederson names rookie Vaitai starting right tackle

Posted by Zac Jackson

With Lane Johnson serving a 10-game suspension, Eagles coach Doug Pederson has named rookie Halapoulivaati Vaitai the teamís starting right tackle.

Vaitai was a fifth-round pick last spring. He has yet to make a regular season appearance.

Pederson calls Vaitai ďBig V,Ē which saves a lot of syllables. The Eaglesí official pronunciation guide says itís Hal-lah-poo-lee-VAH-tee VIE-tie.

The teamís unofficial depth chart listed Allen Barbre at right tackle once Johnson was moved to the reserve/suspended list.

next man up !
keep celek on his side to help him out.