The Bucs can have yet one more participant within the 2022 Professional Bowl this week. Vita Vea replaces Rams defensive sort out Aaron Donald within the Professional Bowl. Los Angeles defeated San Francisco within the NFC Championship Recreation, which implies Donald will spend the week getting ready to face Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals in Tremendous Bowl LVI.
It’s the primary Professional Bowl berth for Vea, who was Tampa Bay’s first-round decide in 2018. The Bucs prolonged Vea’s contract by the 2026 season with a brand new deal that may pay him a mean of $17.75 million per yr.
Vea had a career-high 4 sacks in 2021. He’s considered one of 9 Bucs gamers named to the 2022 Professional Bowl roster. That matches the franchise file for a single season. Vea joins outdoors linebacker Shaquil Barrett, quarterback Tom Brady, huge receiver Mike Evans, middle Ryan Jensen, guard Ali Marpet, linebacker Devin White, security Antoine Winfield, Jr. and sort out Tristan Wirfs as Professional Bowlers this season.
Brady (aggravated shoulder) and Wirfs (ankle harm) is not going to play within the recreation.
Wirfs, Brady, Jensen, Marpet and Barrett have been all authentic Professional Bowl choices. Evans, White, Winfield and Vea have been alternates chosen as a consequence of accidents or gamers opting out.