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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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November 29, 2020 01:08 AM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Shifts to COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vea (leg) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

The 25-year-old was ruled out for the season after suffering a fractured leg Week 5, so this is strictly a procedural move. Vea will move back to injured reserve once he clears the league's COVID-19 protocols.

October 12, 2020 05:48 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vea suffered a season-ending leg injury in Thursday's loss to the Bears and was placed on injured reserve Monday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Vea suffered a broken leg Thursday, an injury he won't be able to recover from this season. It's a major loss for the Buccaneers, as the 2018 first-round pick has handled a major workload and produced two sacks through the first five games. If the recovery goes as planned, Vea should be ready to begin the 2021 campaign. Rakeem Nunez-Roches is expected to start at nose tackle moving forward.

October 9, 2020 01:08 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Likely done for the year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 9, 2020 09:36 AM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Broken ankle suspected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vea is feared to have suffered a fractured ankle during Thursday's loss to the Bears, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The 25-year-old was carted off the field after his ankle was rolled up on during the fourth quarter Thursday, and he may have suffered a season-ending injury. Vea is undergoing further testing Friday to confirm the diagnosis in what would be a huge loss for the Tampa Bay defense.

October 8, 2020 11:28 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Carted off the field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 20, 2020 11:20 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Full participant in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 10, 2020 08:20 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Ready when pads come on
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vea (hand) will be ready for padded practices when they begin later in August, but he'll initially sport a club for added protection, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Vea underwent what was described as a minor procedure in late June on his hand, but the delay in the start of padded practices this summer will apparently buy him enough time to be ready Day 1. The mammoth defensive tackle once again is expected to be an integral part of a front seven that helped the Buccaneers defense rank tops in the NFL in rush yards per game allowed (73.8) in 2019.

June 27, 2020 03:44 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Gets work done on hand
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 13, 2020 10:00 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Solid second season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vea recorded 35 tackles (19 solo), 2.5 sacks and three defensed passes across 16 games during the 2019 season. He also failed to complete one pass attempt and logged a one-yard touchdown reception.

The 2018 first-round pick was able to navigate groin and neck issues to play in all 16 games, although he logged under 50 snaps in 11 of those contests. Vea also continued to play a key role on special teams, and as a result of playing the full season, he slightly upped his tackle tally over that of his rookie campaign (28). Although Vea has yet to force or recover a fumble during his first two pro seasons, the jumbo-sized tackle was a key element of the Buccaneers' top-ranked run defense (73.8 rushing yards per game allowed). He'll be an IDP consideration in deeper formats next season, but his interior line position figures to limit his ability to make the type of impact plays that would boost his overall fantasy value.

November 26, 2019 08:28 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Active on both sides of ball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 16, 2019 12:40 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Solid in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 4, 2019 04:12 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Shakes injury tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vea (neck) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game versus the Saints.

Vea was a limited participant in the first two practices of the week, but he upgraded to full speed Friday and shed the injury tag completely. The second-year pro will have a pivotal role Sunday, as he will be tasked with slowing down Alvin Kamara.

October 2, 2019 06:20 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Neck injury surfaces
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 27, 2019 05:44 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: No limitations Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 26, 2019 09:08 AM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Dealing with groin issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vea (groin) did not participate in Wednesday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

Vea logged 42 snaps on defense and another four on special teams in the Week 3 loss to the Giants, finishing with just an assisted tackle, his lowest tally through three games. The second-year defensive lineman would be key to helping slow a Rams running game helmed by Todd Gurley in Week 4, and his practice participation, or lack thereof, in Thursday's session should shed more light on his chances of being on the field versus Los Angeles.

September 14, 2019 04:12 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Productive start to season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vea has seven tackles (two solo) over his first two games in 2019.

The 2018 first-round pick struggled with a knee sprain during the latter stages of training camp and preseason, but he's been able to log a combined 107 snaps over the first two regular-season games. Vea has yet to force a turnover, but his ability to put in a full workload right from the start of the campaign is already an improvement over a 2018 rookie season in which he missed the first three games due to a calf injury.

September 7, 2019 01:48 AM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: No restrictions Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 7, 2019 01:16 AM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Logs full practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vea (knee) logged a full practice Thursday, Eduardo Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Vea has been dealing with a sprained knee since early August but was able to avoid surgery, and it looks as though he will be ready for Week 1. The initial timeline for the nose tackle's recovery was within the first four weeks of the regular season, so having him back so early is a positive development for the Buccaneers. Vea should slot in as a starter provided he doesn't suffer any setbacks before Sunday's season opener against the 49ers.

September 3, 2019 04:48 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Back on practice field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 18, 2019 08:56 PM
Buccaneers' Vita Vea: Recovery progressing well
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vea (knee) remains on track in his recovery from a sprained LCL and could suit up as soon as Week 1, Roy Cummings of PewterPirates.com reports.

Tampa Bay would love to have Vea's services from the get-go this season. The defensive tackle delivered 28 tackles and three sacks as a rookie after being selected 12th overall in the 2018 draft.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ NOL 23-3401100000
Sun 09/20vs CARW 31-1710100000
Sun 09/27@ DENW 28-1012310000
Sun 10/04vs LACW 38-3120200000
Thu 10/08@ CHIL 19-2021310000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020TB551064200000
2019TB16163519162.500003
2018TB13828217300000
Total342973 46.027 7.500-13
 
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Height/Weight:
6-4/347
Birthdate:
02/05/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Milpitas, CA, USA
School:
Washington
NFL Experience:
3
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