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Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Vita Vea underwent a minor surgical procedure after suffering a hand injury a few weeks ago. He might miss some of training camp but is expected to be all systems go for the regular season.
A first-round pick of the Buccaneers in 2018, Vea has become one of the NFL’s best run stoppers in just two seasons in the league. In two seasons, Vea has recorded 63 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He’ll look to take another step forward toward dominance on Tampa Bay’s defensive line this season.
Buccaneers DT Vita Vea caught his lone target for a one-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Falcons.
It was a gadget goal-line play and score for Vea. Hopefully, he kept the ball for his collection.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Buccaneers DL Vita Vea (LCL) will miss the next 6-to-8 weeks with a sprained LCL.
While the Buccaneers are "hopeful" Vea can return sooner -- 4-to-5 weeks -- 6-to-8 is a more realistic timeline. With Jason Pierre-Paul also on the shelf, the Tampa Bay defense could be worse than expected, which I thought was impossible. Jameis Winston's fantasy owners should enjoy plenty of negative game scripts and passing opportunities.
Tampa Bay first-round rookie defensive tackle Vita Vea has been ruled out for Week One versus the New Orleans Saints.
Any IDP owners hoping that Vea would make his debut in Week One will want to look for other options.
Tampa Bay rookie defensive tackle Vita Vea (calf), who suffered a strained calf early in camp, is now moving well and running. He should be ready to join in on practice soon.
Great news for any IDP owners who may have invested in this physical and athletic big man. Vea needs to jump into the rotation soon with the defensive line to display his first round talent.