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Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Aaron Stinnie will be out for the season after tearing his ACL and MCL during Saturday’s preseason loss to Tennessee

Tampa Bay’s offensive line, as seen with the recent injury to guard



When left guard Aaron Stinnie went down with a knee injury in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Tennessee Titans, it was the latest in a string of unfortunate events for the Buccaneers’ offensive line this season.

Stinnie’s ACL and MCL were torn, and coach Todd Bowles said that means he’ll miss the rest of the season. Bowles claims the Buccaneers are well-stocked at guard but continue to add to their roster. While Stinnie was vying for the starting job, Luke Goedeke is now expected to take his place. There is also competition for the position from Nick Leverett.

Stinnie isn’t the only Buccaneers lineman to get hurt during the preseason. Ryan Jensen, the team’s starting center, has been sidelined with a knee injury and may not play again this season. While the Buccaneers are still trying to figure out the interior after the shocking retirement of Ali Marpet and the free agent departure of Alex Cappa, right tackle Tristan Wirfs left joint practice with the Tennessee Titans with an oblique injury. Having Shaq Mason in the fold has solved the Buccaneers’ right guard problem.

The frontrunner to start at center is Robert Hainsey. After losing Stinnie for the season, the Buccaneers will have three new starting linemen for quarterback Tom Brady to get used to in Week 1.

Actually, Bowles did have some encouraging news to share on that front. There is no set timetable for Brady’s return to practice this week, but the quarterback is expected back this week. It is unclear at this time whether Brady will suit up for the Buccaneers in their final preseason game against the Colts.