Vita Vea Returns To Practice

September 3rd, 2019

Injury update.

This a fantastic sign, but don’t get swept up in ecstasy yet.

Buccaneers manbeast defensive tackle Vita Vea was back practicing today for the first time since injuring his knee nearly a month. reporter Scott Smith shared the good news via Twitter.

Now there’s no word whether Vea was full-go, meaning practicing without limitations. And Joe doesn’t expect the Bucs to be practicing in pads until tomorrow, when the first injury report of the season is due.

Bruce Arians had said Vea would be fitted for a brace and was coming along well.

What’s Vea’s conditioning level? How stable is the knee? Both are key questions for a guy who might asked to play two games in five days; the Bucs play at Carolina next week on Thursday Night Football.

Joe hopes the Bucs medical staff plays this just right. Vea is a critical cog going forward. That written, Joe is fired up for the chance of Vea playing alongside Ndamukong Suh during an opening day choke-out of the 49ers.

24 Responses to “Vita Vea Returns To Practice”

  1. zzbuc Says:

    To good to be true!!!

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    here is where bucfan gets all excited about a player who has yet to complete a full season and has only had a couple of good plays much less strining a8 to 10 good games together in his career. yet he is being counted on to carry the dline lol…. it’s a bucs life… nobody gives out free passes to unproven players like a desperate bucfan….

  3. Rayjay1122 Says:

    They will most likely list him as questionable.

  4. widerightandleft Says:

    I would rather Vea take the time he needs to heal correctly than rush and risk injury that takes more time to heal.

  5. BucAllNight Says:


    Go play in traffic!!
    New Season Time for REAL FANS & REAL Posters to set TONE for this NEW DAY IN THE BAY!!

    Welcome Back Big Vita!!

    Let’s Get this Season Started off with a W!!

    Go Bucs!!!


  6. Mikadeemas Says:

    Just a heads up to my fellow North Floridians. Fox Tallahassee is showing Cowboys/Giants instead of our Bucs. Sucks bad!! GO BUCS!!!

  7. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    The ultimate pump/play action fake me thinks…

  8. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Awesome news but I doubt he plays more than 50%. Conditioning will definitely be a factor.

  9. Greg Says:

    You tell him Bucallnight. If someone has a losing mentality before the season even starts chances are they’re just a plain loser. Go Bucs. Hell I’m even rooting for Jameis! LOL

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    I suspect Vea will play. He wasn’t hurt that badly. No need to push him on the PS, the coaches know what he can do.

    Yes, conditioning could be a factor, but he was in decent shape when he got hurt and it won’t be that difficult to get much of it back.

  11. tmaxcon Says:

    remember I always get the last laugh when all the positive people get their yearly glazer nutpunch…. i am not a told you so type of guy but 8 basement titles in 10 years has me on the right side of history ladies…..

  12. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    Going to dominate 49rs watch out NFL !

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    SteelStudBuc Says:

    “Who is the editor?”

    Apparently you.

    Go Vita. Go Bucs!

  14. Ptwalk Says:

    Here we go, loading up the gun. Real bullets about to fly. About to start shutting some of you haters up.

  15. Sydney Says:

    He won’t play. It a ruse fo the 49ers.

  16. Hodad Says:

    Watching college games the last few days, you notice most O linemen, and some D linemen wear knee braces on both legs. I know pros don’t like wearing them, but if I’m a HC, all my linemen are wearing them for every practice, and preseason game. Had Vea been wearing a brace maybe he doesn’t get hurt at all. When the games count, I don’t care about the brace, but before they do wear em.

  17. JimmyJack Says:

    Awesome he’s back on the field. Just wish we knew he was a full go. We need VitaV big-time.

    Stopping the run on SanFran is a big deal. If we could make Garapollo run a one dimensional offense I don’t see him standing much of a chanse.

  18. 813bucboi Says:


    Don’t get scared now!!!!….lol…


  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “Cobraboy Says
    “I suspect Vea will play. He wasn’t hurt that badly.”

    I think so too. Arians is the type who tells his guy to play thru the pain. That said, I would not be horribly upset if they waited a week to make sure.


    SteelStudBuc: “Who is the editor?”

    Buc1987: “Apparently you.”

    To be fair, I notice the typos as well. I just rarely mention them. But Steel is right that there is a mistake:

    ‘Vita Vea was back practicing today for the first time since injuring his knee nearly a month {ago}.’

  20. Jean Lafitte Says:

    How is maxi not being moderated?

  21. Wish I was drafted by Green Bay Says:

    He won’t be back.. it’s not October/November. It’s to damn hot.

  22. Wesley Says:

    They’re so cautious with these guys I highly doubt he plays. Heck he may not play the following week also.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    If he will be 150% by week 2…sit him against the niners no brainer…..the schedule wont allow that chance ….dont get greedy bucs

    Linebacker Nate ex buc has spoken lol

  24. teacherman777 Says:

    “nearly a month AGO”