Bucs hopeful Vita Vea (foot) will be able to play Sunday vs. Browns

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one of the NFL’s most formidable defensive fronts, but a key member of that unit is still in doubt for Week 12.

Defensive lineman Vita Vea has been dealing with a foot injury all week, missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday.

Bucs head coach Todd Bowles told the media Friday that Vea’s injury has been improving throughout the week, and they’re hopeful that he’ll be able to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

Having both Vea and veteran Akiem Hicks in the lineup has been a huge boost to Tampa Bay’s run defense, and losing either of them would be a blow.

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Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire