Schedule

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vs 12
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Fantasy News

  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Sets new career-high sack total

    Vea posted three solo tackles, including one sack, during the Buccaneers' 32-6 win over the Panthers in Week 16. The mammoth run-stuffer came through with his fourth sack of the season, establishing a new career high in the process. Vea has three of those takedowns in the last four contests, and he's posted a solid (for an interior lineman) 19 tackles (14 solo), a pair of defensed passes and a fumble recovery over his last eight contests overall.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Listed as questionable for Week 12

    Vea (knee) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Vea has already missed one game with the issue but has been able to practice on a limited basis all week. His return would push Steve McLendon back into a depth role.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Likely staying with Tampa Bay

    Vea's contract option will likely be picked up by the Buccaneers according to GM Jason Licht, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. Though Vea didn't have as much game action in his 2020 campaign as seasons prior because of a leg injury, he managed to record 10 tackles (six solo) and two sacks through his five games. The 26-year-old plays a pivotal role in the team's defense, and it's no surprise Tampa Bay would want to keep a crucial part of their defensive line in the mix.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Officially activated from IR

    The Buccaneers activated Vea (leg) from injured reserve Friday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. Vea practiced this week for the first time since suffering a fractured ankle in Week 5 against the Bears. The third-year defensive tackle will immediately bolster the Buccaneers' front seven when he's on the field, but Vea could be on a pitch count in his first game in over three months. Through the first five games of the year, Vea recorded 10 tackles, two sacks, an additional tackle for loss and three quarterback hits.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Could be activated Saturday

    Coach Bruce Arians said that a decision on whether to activate Vea (leg) from IR won't be made until Saturday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Vea has participated in practice the last three days, and it looks like he has at least a chance at coming off IR in time for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers. He hasn't played since fracturing his leg Week 5, so the Buccaneers could certainly opt to cap Vea's snaps even if he does retake the field.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Likely done for the year

    Coach Bruce Arians said Friday that Vea suffered a broken leg during Thursday's loss to the Bears, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Vea had to be carted off the field late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's loss, and Arians confirms that the severity of his injury is likely season-ending. Expect the 25-year-old to officially land on IR in the near future. Rakeem Nunez-Roches is likely to handle an expanded defensive role going forward.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Carted off the field

    Vea was carted off the field Thursday against the Bears, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. It appeared that Vea's ankle was rolled up on late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's contest. With the big defensive tackle out for the remainder of the contest, look for Rakeem Nunez-Roches to see an uptick in snaps.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Full participant in camp

    Vea (hand) has been a full participant in training camp, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports. Vea has made a full recovery from hand surgery he underwent at the end of June. The defensive tackle has impressed at camp with his lateral quickness as he heads into his third season.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Gets work done on hand

    Vea recently underwent a minor procedure for a hand surgery, but he should be ready for the start of the regular season, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. The same is not guaranteed with respect to training camp, as there is a chance the mammoth defensive tackle's recovery time does extend until some point in August. Vea, who logged a career-high 35 tackles in 2019, joins teammate Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) as the second member of the Buccaneers defense to undergo a surgical procedure over the last several days.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Active on both sides of ball

    Vea recorded two tackles (one solo), including one sack, two passes defensed and a one-yard touchdown reception in the Buccaneers' 35-22 win over the Falcons on Sunday. The jumbo-sized defensive tackle made his presence felt on both sides of the ball in the win, notching his first career offensive touchdown in the waning moments of the first half while also wreaking havoc on defense. Vea is an integral part of a defensive front that's allowing an NFC-low 78.7 rushing yards per game, and he's now surpassed his rookie-season tally of 28 tackles by one stop in two less games than he suited up for in 2018.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Solid in loss

    Vea finished Sunday's loss to the Panthers with four tackles (two solo) and 0.5 sacks. Vea was part of the contigent with Ndamukong Suh to take down Kyle Allen in the backfield, good for Vea's first sack of the season. The 24-year-old hasn't quite been an IDP asset this season, playing just 57 percent of defensive snaps in the game and racking up 14 tackles through the first six games of the season. The team will head into the bye Sunday and take on the anemic Titans offense for Week 8.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Neck injury surfaces

    Veva (neck) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Vea shook off a groin injury before Week 4's game versus the Texans, and now he's dealing with a new issue. The severity is unclear and neck injuries can be tricky. Vea is a clear upgrade over his replacement Beau Allen, so the Buccaneers are hoping he'll be ready for Sunday's matchup against Alvin Kamara and the Saints.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: No limitations Friday

    Vea (groin) was a full participant in Friday's practice. Vea had a steady increase in workload this week while dealing with a groin injury, and it concluded with a full practice Friday. He should be a full go Sunday afternoon against the Rams after being removed from the injury report.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: No restrictions Week 1

    Vea will suit up for Sunday's game against the 49ers without a snap count, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Vea missed the entire preseason due to a sprained knee but now looks back to full health. The 2018 first-round pick averaged just 38 defensive snaps per game as a rookie, and he now appears primed for an increased role. Vea will serve as Tampa Bay's starting nose tackle versus the 49ers.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Back on practice field

    Vea (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Vea suffered a sprained LCL early in training camp, but it looks like he has recovered well and could be on the field Week 1. The 2018 first-round pick averaged 38 defensive snaps per game last year, totaling 28 tackles and three sacks. Vea's health will be crucial to the Bucs' defense this season, as he's expected to be the starting nose tackle.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: No surgery needed on knee

    Vea (knee) will not need surgery and is expected to be able to return within the first four weeks of the regular season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Vea suffered the knee injury in Tuesday's practice, and after an MRI, it appears that the defensive tackle is on tap to miss limited time during the regular season. How Vea recovers and progresses over the next couple of weeks should serve as a good indication on how long an absence he is facing once the regular season starts.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: First career sack Sunday

    Vea recorded one sack across 28 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Redskins. Vea reached the quarterback for the first time in his young career Sunday afternoon and was one of three sacks on the day for the Buccaneers. Vea's 28 reps (48 percent) slightly edge out Beau Allen's 27 -- as the two continue to play rotational roles on the defensive line alongside veteran Gerald McCoy.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Absent from injury report

    Vea (knee) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report. Vea's total lack of an injury designation is surprising, considering that the rookie underwent an MRI earlier this week after suffering a knee injury during Sunday's loss to the Bengals. The first-round pick has battled injuries all season, including missing the first three games of 2018, so it's great news for the Buccaneers if he didn't suffer a notable injury of any kind. Barring any setbacks, Vea appears on track to suit up against the Panthers on Sunday.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Still rounding into form

    Vea, who missed the first three games of the season due to a calf injury, is progressively getting his conditioning up to par, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports. "Vita looks like a guy that is still getting his legs under him," head coach Dirk Koetter said. "I think Coach Buckner said it best, that Vita's basically played his third preseason game or maybe he's around his first game where everybody else is six games into the season. I mean he looks like a guy that's still finding his way with his pad level a little bit, with his conditioning." The gargantuan rookie played a season-high 38 snaps in a Week 7 overtime win over the Browns, but he managed just one solo tackle. He'd netted the same result in the Week 6 loss to the Falcons, and he was held off the stat sheet altogether against the Bears in his Week 4 professional debut. While those numbers are discouraging on the surface, Vea's learning curve has naturally been negatively impacted by his extended absence, which dated all the way back to late July. Subsequent weeks are likely to bring better results, considering Vea's pedigree.
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  • Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Making pro debut in Week 4

    Vea (calf) is active for the first time in his NFL career for Sunday's Week 4 tilt against the Bears, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. The 2018 first-round pick will finally see game action after progressively improving in practice over the last several weeks. Vea is expected to immediately serve as a stalwart run-stopping presence in the middle of the Buccaneers' defensive line, although Smith reports that William Gholston will draw the start next to Gerald McCoy at defensive tackle in the absence of Beau Allen (foot).
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