Bucs designate Vita Vea for return from injured reserve

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The Buccaneers could be getting a big piece back on their defensive line for the NFC Championship Game.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Bucs are designating defensive tackle Vita Vea for return from injured reserve. Vea can practice with the team on Wednesday and could be added to the active roster for Sunday’s game in Green Bay.

Vea broke his leg in early October and the injury was deemed a season-ender at the time. Two playoff wins have extended Tampa’s season to a point where Vea could find himself back in the mix.

If Vea’s not ready to go this week and the Bucs win, he’d have two more weeks to get healthy for a possible appearance in Super Bowl LV.

Vea had 10 tackles and two sacks in five games before the injury.

16 responses to “Bucs designate Vita Vea for return from injured reserve

  1. Right on time big fella! If he can come back this will be huge for that Bucs D, we may see them back to how they played in those early season dominant stretches.

  2. Aside from the last few playoff wins, this is the best news I’ve heard for the Buccaneers since they signed Tom Brady. That defense is going to be impenetrable, if everyone can stay healthy.

  3. The Bucs will need all hands on deck to face almost certain annihilation against the best offense in the NFL.

  4. Not sure whose attempted rouse is worse –

    McVay saying Donald was all good and 100% good to go. Or Arians bringing back Vea (whose conditioning has got to horrible) in an attempt for LeFleur to game plan for him.

  5. Hope he plays. Let’s be as full strength as possible and let the chips fall.

    GoPackGo!!

  6. likuidsmoke says:
    January 18, 2021 at 2:41 pm
    Right on time big fella! If he can come back this will be huge for that Bucs D, we may see them back to how they played in those early season dominant stretches.
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    Of the first 5 games Vita played, the Bucs beat three teams that finished the season under.500 and lost to two teams that finished the season .500 or better. Tell me again about the return to dominate early season stretched with him back.

  7. The key will be if Vita Vea is in any kind of game shape after the broken ankle.
    This could be an attempt by Arians to mess with the Packers mind.

  8. This man is a monster! He was wrecking the Bears offensive line all night back in October. Glad to see he’s healed up and (hopefully) ready to go this weekend.

  9. I’m sure Jenkins and Lindsey will handle him just fine. An injured Donald is still better than a 90% Via

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