After suffering a concussion that has held left guard Ali Marpet out of the Bucs’ last two contests against the Saints and Panthers, he was at practice on Thursday.

While a return to practice is a positive sign toward Marpet’s return for Monday Night Football against the Rams in Week 11, Marpet remains in the league’s concussion protocol with symptoms that Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times has reported as “general fogginess.”

Arians provided an update on Marpet’s status during his media availability on Thursday, noting that the Bucs’ veteran guard was a full participant but added that they’ll likely know more about his potential availability on Friday.

“He was a full participant in practice but he is still in the protocol,” Arians said. “We still have to wait until tomorrow to see if anything effects him after the practice. So we’ll know a little bit more tomorrow, hopefully.”

Should Marpet be forced to miss his third consecutive game with the injury, expect Tampa Bay to repeat their Week 10 deployment of veteran A.Q. Shipley at center with starter Ryan Jensen moving over to left guard.

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5 months ago

Shoot I’m inclined to want them to keep last week’s formation just to keep Marpet healthy for the postseason. Almost 3 straight weeks of concussion protocol is a bad sign.

Reply to  eaustinyoung
5 months ago

It sounds like they may only test on Fridays, not sure, if so then it may seem longer than it has to be. He’s been at practice since last Wed which is good, but yeah if he’s not completely ready I definitely wouldn’t wanna lose him for the rest of the year, last week was way more serviceable than the week before and it was a great warm up for Shipley and Jensen.

5 months ago

We need him back. He is the anchor of that line. Him being in makes every single other person on that line better. I trust the deployment last week more than Haeg unfortunately but we need our boy back ASAP. This could be the most important game we have left, they need all hands on deck! Either way I hope he feels better cause I’m sure it sucks what he’s goin through…

5 months ago

Really good news that he’s a full participant in practice. He was limited all of last week.

5 months ago

Shipley’s going to get abused by Donald. Worst game possible to have Marpet out after blowing the season series to New Orleans. Just for fun, who’s more important to their team Sunday, Evans or Donald?

Reply to  fl0nase
5 months ago

I thought Aaron Donald was the best player in the Draft that year and would have chosen him above all others, but I’m satisfied with #13.