Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea is expected to miss the start of training camp as he recovers from hand surgery.

ESPN's Adam Schefter said the procedure was "minor" and that Vea should be ready to play in Week 1.

Vea, 25, was Tampa Bay's first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, selected No. 12 overall. In 29 games over his first two seasons, Vea has 63 tackles and 5.5 sacks.

Vea isn't the only recuperating member of the Tampa Bay defense.

Outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul announced on social media Friday that he underwent minor knee surgery, an arthroscopic procedure he described as a "tune-up."

The Buccaneers are scheduled to start training camp on July 28 and open the season Sept. 13 at New Orleans.

--Field Level Media

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