After starting right guard Alex Cappa suffered an ankle injury against the Washington Football Team on Satuday, head coach Bruce Arians announced that the team feared Cappa had suffered a fracture following initial X-rays, but that they would take more X-rays to be sure.

Arians confirmed on Monday that Cappa did fracture his ankle and will be out for the Bucs’ upcoming match-up with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, with backup offensive guard Aaron Stinnie set to start for Tampa Bay.

“Alex has a fracture so he’ll be out,” Arians said. “Aaron Stinnie will start and he’s done a good job for us so he’s more than ready to play.”

Stinnie was originally signed as an undrafted free agent to the Tennessee Titans in 2018 before being waived and ultimately landing with Tampa Bay in 2019. Stinnie has played 30 offensive snaps for the Bucs in 2020, all at left guard, with 25 of them coming in Tampa Bay’s big win over the Detroit Lions in Week 16.

While Stinnie was inactive for the Bucs against Washington, guard Ted Larsen stepped in and played in Cappa’s place for the remainder of the game following his injury.

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TBChucky
9 days ago

Hopefully he’ll be an upgrade to Larsen.. Sucks that we lost Shipley.. moving Jensen to guard worked out pretty well for us..

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eaustinyoung
Reply to  TBChucky
9 days ago

Thought the same thing. Jensen, Shipley, and Marpet in the interior would give me a lot of confidence. This doesn’t look promising.

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Spitfire
9 days ago

Yeah it’s a real shame we lost Shipley. Stinnie is in and it’s all or nothing! I think this year, finally having solid play across the line we realize the hole that is created when one gets hurt more than ever before. Hopefully this is a lesson for our front office and all the posters that don’t think drafting good Olinemen early and often is a good idea simply because they take time to develop. It should always be the Goal to have a starting quality Tackle Guard and Center waiting in the wings. Even just someone that’s serviceable and… Read more »

QB12
Reply to  Spitfire
9 days ago

Cappa too, and isn’t Shipley helping out with coaching the o-line? Remember Arians said when Shipley got hurt that his coaching career would start a little early.

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Horse
9 days ago

Thank goodness!

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Buc76
9 days ago

He played some defensive line in college so maybe it helps him with insight. Let’s hope he knocks it out of the park Sunday

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TBChucky
9 days ago

SR predicted they might start Stinnie. Supposedly he’s looked decent. Really sucks losing Cappa.. He was a pleasant surprise this year..

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surferdudes
9 days ago

So if Stinnie is the back up RG, why did they stick Larson out there? Stinnie has been with the team, Larson I assumed was signed more as depth when we lost Ship. Larson was a waste of time 10 years ago when we had him. So who’s bad decision was it to send Larson in? He almost got Brady killed. That’s bad coaching. It’s bad that our G.M. left us with back ups like Larson, and Haeg, instead of young talent ready to step in. This Scott Reynolds is why some fans are still down on Licht.

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TBChucky
Reply to  surferdudes
9 days ago

I believe they thought going with the more experienced player would be better in such a pivotal game. Hopefully Stinnie provides energy and power, because Payne took Larsen’s lunch because he’s undersized.

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cozart
Reply to  surferdudes
9 days ago

Stinnie was unavailable for the Washington game per the article.

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ExtendLichtMovement
Reply to  surferdudes
9 days ago

I was on board with firing Licht for 2 or 3 years, but if you can name 1 terrible move he’s made in the last 2 years, other than depth, ill change my mind. No? Me either. AB and Fournette are easily justified. Haeg is also easy, because he was the 6th o lineman on maybe the best o line in the league. Just because he hasn’t performed isnt Lichts fault. Draft? He has shored up so many weaknesses. I changed my name on this website because he pulled a 180 on the trajectory of his career. A GMs job… Read more »

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surferdudes
Reply to  ExtendLichtMovement
9 days ago

Weaknesses like our secondary? Spent a boat load of picks back there, but not one of them could stop their back up, back up QB from making them look like shit. Some real great draft picks there, watch how they do against Brees this week.

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ExtendLichtMovement
Reply to  surferdudes
9 days ago

So the one move he made? Still waiting… 2nd and 3rd round picks is what you’re upset about? How about this past draft? You upset about Winfield and Wirfs? How about Tyler Johnson? At what point do we stop blaming the GM for failed draft picks and blame the scheme? Ridiculous lol… funny how MJ Stewart got cut and in consecutive weeks has picks for the lowly Browns!

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Hockey Duckie
9 days ago

In this past 2020 draft, GM Licht drafted RB Vaughn in the third round. Who else was available in the third? C Hennessey and C Cushenberry. I wanted them drafted to be the backup iOL in 2020 and then move on from Jense in 2021 to save $10 mil.
Vaughn was rarely used and not part of the Cam Akers tier. Why not have either Center develop for the year or be a super-sub in case of? Just… not great use of asset management.
Licht still chasing after decorations than establishing a strong foundation today and tomorrow.

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ExtendLichtMovement
Reply to  Hockey Duckie
9 days ago

It really is amazing people say things like this. A strong foundation? You mean like the right side of our o line, including Cappa and Wirfs? You mean like 2 top 10 receivers in Evans and Godwin, not to mention Scotty, Tyler and bringing in AB? I wanted Licht fired for a while, but let’s not act like he hasn’t been a giant catalyst for this turn around. We can nitpick draft picks all we want, but I trust his personnel decisions over yours or mine.

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Roladin
Reply to  Hockey Duckie
9 days ago

Cushenberry?! Watch the Denver game again, then tell me you still want him. I agree that Vaughn looked looked like a luxury pick on draft day, but he was was the only RB in Washington outside of Fournette.

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scubog
9 days ago

The team is now 12 dash 5. Licht did something right.

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fredster
Reply to  scubog
9 days ago

The Bucs could win super bowl and lot same guys would be crying how Licht sucks. Lol. It’s funny to me.

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