With left guard Ali Marpet set to miss his second consecutive game due to a concussion, the Bucs are reportedly making a change to the offensive line after starting Joe Haeg in Marpet’s place last week against New Orleans.
Per Ian Rapoport, the Bucs will be moving center Ryan Jensen to left guard and giving veteran A.Q. Shipley the start at center, his first start with Tampa Bay.
After a frustrating offensive performance, the #Bucs are shaking up Tom Brady’s offensive line. Sources say AQ Shipley will now start at center, while Ryan Jensen moves to guard. The hope is that communication increases across the line with a Bruce Arians favorite in Shipley.
An eight-year veteran, Sunday will be Shipley’s 71st career start and his 41st start on a Bruce Arians-coached team, per Greg Auman. For Jensen, playing at guard will be nothing new. Upon entering the league, Jensen originally playing 529 combined snaps at left guard and 179 snaps at right guard over his first two seasons with Baltimore before moving to center full-time in 2017.