According to ESPN’s Jenna Laine, the Bucs have re-signed guard Aaron Stinnie to a one-year deal. The contract allows Stinnie to earn up to $2.5 million, likely by hitting incentives. The four-year pro started one game for the Bucs in the regular season last year. But Stinnie was critical during the Bucs’ Super Bowl run in 2020, stepping in for an injured Alex Cappa for three straight playoff games.

Following the retirement of Ali Marpet, Stinnie will have the opportunity to compete for the start right guard spot. He’s filled in admirably in the past, and is reliable depth at the very least. The undrafted lineman could be the frontrunner for a full-time role in 2022.

The re-signing of Stinnie won’t impact the Bucs desire to bring back center Ryan Jensen and right guard Alex Cappa. It’s possible the team loses one or both in free agency, but it won’t be because of Stinnie’s return. The Bucs view Stinnie as a possible starter at left guard, preferably with Jensen and Cappa in the lineup. But it won’t be easy to bring back either veteran given their expected markets.

On Monday, March 14 at noon EST, free agents can begin negotiating with other teams.

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chefboho
chefboho
3 months ago

Happy to see this. He filled in admirably for Cappa and lord knows we need this kind of news right now. The offensive line questions make me a tad nervous. This coaching staff has been pretty much hitting home runs when it comes to drafting lineman so lets hope for gold again.

fredster
fredster
3 months ago

Good signing and start to revamping O line minus Marpet.

Last edited 3 months ago by fredster
Dman
Dman
3 months ago

Solid move.

Horse
Horse
3 months ago

Why the right side? Surely we will resign Cappa? If the plan is not to sign him;, might as well reboot and fix the cap issue now. I don’t get this. You draft Cappa in 3rd round, got him to a good performance level, and there’s not the desperate act we just did with Godwin to sign him.. Besides Brady, keeping the OL intact as much as possible, seems like you have forgotten the value of OL & DL.

surferdudes
surferdudes
Reply to  Horse
3 months ago

It’s about the money. It’s hard to pay everyone across the front line max contracts. You have to keep sticking young guys in there like replacing Cappa with another 3rd rounder in Hainsey to stay cap healthy. Eventually the same will have to be done at center, and LT when you have to pay Wirfs.

Alldaway 2.0
Alldaway 2.0
3 months ago

Very, very good re-signing.