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    • Pennywise

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      Rick Stroud<br />
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      #Bucs are designating DT Vita Vea for return from injured reserve. He will begin practicing Wednesday and could be activated for Sunday’s NFC title game. Vea fractured his ankle against the Bears in Oct.

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    • Pennywise

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      Vea has bee having some intense workouts and the #GoBucs believe there is a very good chance he will be able to help against the Packers strong rushing attack. But a final decision won’t be made until later this week.

    • dalbuc

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      Maybe a few plays. No way he’s in football shape.

    • Pennywise

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      They say he has been working out

    • Boid Fink

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      Cardio/football shape are closely related but very different as well. A few plays here and there would be my guess.

      They say he has been working out

    • FireLicht2020

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      This would be huge

    • Pennywise

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      Put him on a snap count

    • BucBalla85

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      If we got Vea back and at a level he can make an impact. Would be huge!

    • dalbuc

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      I mean the big thing w this news is IF we can win next week then he gets 2 weeks to get right for the SB.

    • Hockey Duckie

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      If we got Vea back and at a level he can make an impact. Would be huge!

      For the Super Bowl, yes. He’ll be on obvious rushing downs, but I wouldn’t put him in at the end of the halves because GB can exposes his lack of endurance. That’s the difference between being in shape and being in football shape.

    • Pennywise

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      Anything he can give will be a plus,he is a huge part of this d

    • leeroybuc93

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      This is great news no matter how you slice it. I’ll take whatever we can get from him.

    • Boid Fink

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      He will help wear out their intensely talented linemen.

    • BucBalla85

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      If we got Vea back and at a level he can make an impact. Would be huge!

      For the Super Bowl, yes. He’ll be on obvious rushing downs, but I wouldn’t put him in at the end of the halves because GB can exposes his lack of endurance. That’s the difference between being in shape and being in football shape.

      Yea would be good to ease him back in and I feel like we can do that since our d line has played well.

    • Team Pteranodon

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      He deserves to get in on playoff action, much like how Evans was not getting held out of the Washington game.

    • Natural Selection

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      I hope they ease him back into the rotation on pass downs first. That’s where his impact this week could be huge. Keep him from having to hold ground as much as possible.

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        Agree, hopefully he’s far along enough to dress against GB and get some productive snaps.

    • RHBucsFan

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      Heck yeah!!! This is great news.

      Stop with all the armchair Team Trainers. You don’t know what you’re talking about in regards to his health or conditioning or anything.

      We can easily play him on first downs and pull him for obvious passing downs. This is a relatively easy plug in as defensive line is one of the more heavily rotated positions.

    • BChaves8

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      Even if he is in there for 20 snaps. This is HUGE!

    • aquilus

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      Packers running backs just started to sweat again

    • BuccaNOLEer

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      Vea has bee having some intense workouts and the #GoBucs believe there is a very good chance he will be able to help against the Packers strong rushing attack. But a final decision won’t be made until later this week.

      Packers running game isn’t all that. They just looked good against LA. Tampa will shut them down.

    • Tampa Bay Todd

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      I posted yesterday extremely joking that Vea was gonna make a Bobby Bouchay type of comeback entrance for the Bucs and give them the lift over the top to win a championship. Did I predict the future? LOL. If nothing else this would be a huge emotional lift for the entire team! Whatever he can contribute would be welcome.

    • BuccaNOLEer

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      Lets temper our enthusiasm for now. He’s been marked as “designated for return” which means he can come back to practice on Wednesday and the team has 21 days to decide what to do with him.

      Obviously the coaches are going to make the decision based on how he does in practice this week. If they determine he’s a bit too rusty, they could keep him inactive for this game but bring him back for the Super Bowl.

    • DEBUCSOWN

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      Great news.

      Don’t forget GB has lost their all pro LT since we last played them as well!

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    • Bucman

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      Having Vea back would be huge. I think our pass rush can get to Rodgers. They did the last time and Suh is in Rodgers head.

    • Buc on the Move

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      WOW! Awesome news. I agree that even 15-20 plays from Vea, could be difference makers. Might finally see JPP/Shaq get to the QB again.

      Rooting for ya big man!

    • Biggs3535

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      Packers running game isn’t all that. They just looked good against LA.

      Green Bay had the 8th rushing offense in the league. They’ve been pretty damn good.

    • kenntak

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      At the very least, it’s something Green Bay now has to think about. Vea can be a beast to handle.

    • Pennywise

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      Per auman

      Vita Vea is out here at practice, hanging out with other defensive linemen, looks fine

    • xbucsx_4_xevax

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      Let’s not forget that when we played the packs Vea was already out for what was seemingly the entire year… so this could be a big boost as their running game is firing on all cylinders and we could use Vea to plug up the middle.. love the move of he’s able to go.

    • DEBUCSOWN

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      We ended the year with the #1 rush defense.

      With a healthy vea we were allowing 53ish rush yards per game.

      Without him? 93ish.

      He was definitely missed! He will help make then one dimensional, no question.

    • Donkey_Hunter

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      Obviously, I’m happy to hear that he’s been recovering nicely.

      But, I’m hoping they keep him on a snap count for precautionary measures.

    • DEBUCSOWN

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      Obviously, I’m happy to hear that he’s been recovering nicely.

      But, I’m hoping they keep him on a snap count for precautionary measures.

      If this was the regular season 100%

      This is the NFCCG. If he wants to play every snap, let the man do it.

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    • Donkey_Hunter

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      If this was the regular season 100%

      This is the NFCCG. If he wants to play every snap, let the man do it.

      And, if I’m the HC, I don’t care what he wants.

      I care about him long term.

      I’m limiting his snaps.

      If we win, he gets an addition week and a half for conditioning, recuperating, etc. and perhaps the snap count goes up.

    • DEBUCSOWN

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      If this was the regular season 100%

      This is the NFCCG. If he wants to play every snap, let the man do it.

      And, if I’m the HC, I don’t care what he wants.

      I care about him long term.

      I’m limiting his snaps.

      If we win, he gets an addition week and a half for conditioning, recuperating, etc. and perhaps the snap count goes up.

      Glad you aren’t the hc good sir! Lol.

    • TBChucky

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      Glad he’s practicing and looking good!! I’m very hopeful to see the big man in action this weekend and beyond!

    • Donkey_Hunter

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