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The Bucs announced on Wednesday that they have re-signed offensive lineman Aaron Stinnie, shortly before the beginning of the new league year. The Bucs already have all five of their expected starting offensive linemen under contract for 2021 and now they’ll officially bring back one of their most crucial depth pieces.

Initially signed as an undrafted free agent with Tennessee out of James Madison University in 2018 before landing with Tampa Bay as a waiver claim in 2019. During that season Stinnie saw action in just two games while inactive for five.

In 2020 Stinnie remained largely inactive for much of the season, playing in just six games with a career-high 25 offensive snaps in the Bucs’ blowout win over the Detroit Lions in Week 16. But when starting right guard Alex Cappa went down with a fractured ankle in the Bucs’ Wild Card round victory over Washington, Stinnie got a chance to start in Tampa Bay’s most crucial moments of the year. Stinnie would then step in to start at right guard for the remainder of the Bucs’ Super Bowl-winning playoff run, making his first three career starts on a run in which Tampa Bay claimed wins over the Saints, Packers and eventually the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.

As a restricted free agent, the Bucs had until 4 p.m. on March 17 to extend a qualifying offer before Stinnie hit free agency. But with a new deal done, Stinnie will now officially remain with Tampa Bay heading into the 2021 season.

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Rick Watson
6 months ago

Great depth signing! He was solid in the playoffs.

mark2001
6 months ago

Very nice,…can he play center as well?

FLBoy84
Reply to  mark2001
6 months ago

From what I read earlier this year, he cannot. Doesn’t mean he can’t start cross-training during the off-season though.

Buc76
6 months ago

Those were 3 of the biggest games in the history of the Bucs. The NFL for that matter. He did an awesome job. He should be here for awhile

Buc76
6 months ago

3 of about 5 or so. They rank right up there

obuc
6 months ago

Good news. Now, Suh Succop, AB and Lennie

thewbacca
6 months ago

Fantastic, he stepped in and delivered in the postseason. Solid move and it starts with protecting 12. This and Gronk returning is fantastic news. Can’t wait to see what they find in the draft.

Spitfire
6 months ago

Awesome. What an Amazing job he did off the bench. To lose Cappa before the Saints could have ended things for us right there. Having injuries on the Oline during the season caused our 3 game slide before the bye and knowing our other bench guys had no success so knowing he did ok the few times he was in there during the season, it was all up to how well he held up. By the Packers game he wasn’t even a concern anymore. Being between Jensen and Wirfs helped but to just be thrown in like that in 3… Read more »

ScottC543
6 months ago

The Bucs plugged Stinnie in when he was needed and the offense didn’t miss a beat. Hell yeah, we’re happy to have him back.

Alldaway 2.0
6 months ago

Good news. Add another vet swing OT for depth and Bucs looking good on the o-line.

fredster
6 months ago

Great signing! What was amount? Must missed that. He adds needed depth. He may actually compete to take Cappas job. H looked solid.

PewterHeart
6 months ago

Thw guy was a wall, good signing! And to think, how many disliked jason licht just about 2 years ago..he should be GM of the year for his most recent accomplishments!

aredsoxfan1
6 months ago

Draft should be a blast this year. No real positions of need but it would be great to add some depth to some groups. Invariably there will be injuries during the year. Would love to see Licht hit another home run or two in the draft. I wouldn’t be opposed to drafting a lineman in the first if he sees something he likes. A tackle would be ideal to save a boatload of cash next year.

Dman
6 months ago

Good signing. This guy played outstanding ball in crunch time and it seemed he was not getting much attention. Keep building the trenches!

plopes808
6 months ago

Another solid depth piece…we’re on our way to repeating if we can stay healthy as we did last year. That TB12 is clearly working

scubog
6 months ago

Another small school find for Jason Licht. Can we now forgive him for that 2015 Draft?

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