Vita vea is a massive man. His return could make life more difficult for Aaron Jones and the Green Bay running game, though Vea probably won't be in top form after the extended absence. Basically turned the game around. 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. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. Agreed cmurda on the ‘extreme longshot’. “See them a lot. Outside of that Vita can make some plays, and certainly helps in the run game, but lets say it’s 4th and short, how many times has Vita made a play there? But as for Vita being the engine of the defense or a big difference maker, I’ve never seen that. “See them a lot. Welcome to Vita Heritage Healthcare â Making Life Betterâ¦ We are focused in sourcing and supplying high quality healthcare products from foods and supplements to unique tools and products to help you live a healthier and better life. So much for people that complained about drafting him and his impact on the defense…. 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). Did I read that wrong, or is the quote wrong? I believe their opinion in all likelihood has changed. Vea will move back to injured reserve once he clears the league's COVID-19 protocols. Today, Joe asked Bucco Bruce Arians about Vea’s recovery from a broken leg on Oct. 8. Vita Vea profile page, biographical information, injury history and news You know, but even Vita, I doubt very seriously, even all the way to the [Super Bowl] that he would be ready. Personally think that the big guy is the best pickup we’ve made in years. Vea shows off his Tongan heritage at the NFL Draft. N-R has done good up front, but boy do we miss Vea. The second-year pro will have a pivotal role Sunday, as he will be tasked with slowing down Alvin Kamara. That’s essentially what that said. It’s very important to have a 2-down run stuffing NT, it can put offenses in 3rd and 9 instead of 3rd and 6 — which allows Bowles to be more creative and aggressive compared to his passive soft zone he loves so much on 3rd down. Saying it’s “promising” kind of implies one or both might be back before the end of the year. There have also been 4th and goals where they’ve ran right at him and he didn’t make a stop. Nice tease. Vea is undergoing further testing Friday to confirm the diagnosis in what would be a huge loss for the Tampa Bay defense. The defensive tackle will rejoin his team in practice Wednesday and aim to be activated for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers. Bucs seem to have had a lot of leg/foot injuries over these past several years. I guess it’s promising that they are healing instead of not healing but that didn’t seem like a possibility to begin with. 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. Thats my impression of the article anyways. Licht really needs to go heavy in the trenches during the off-season. The team will head into the bye Sunday and take on the anemic Titans offense for Week 8. The defensive certainly didn’t have a drop off in the GB game without him, so saying he’s the reason the Bucs defense has been mostly bad lately doesn’t hold water. In his entire career he’s had one big game, against the 49ers, when they were literally playing a 4th or 5th string QB with a bunch of backups on the o-line. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. We have a special treat for all you RotoBallers and golf enthusiasts. Howard, who blew out his Achilles in the game prior to Vea’s injury. 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