Ali Marpet Injury Update Could Change Buccaneers' Offense

Max Staley
Ali Marpet injury update could change the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense.
Ali Marpet injury update could change the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive guard Ali Marpet has missed the team's last two games after suffering a concussion. Marpet still hasn't cleared the league's concussion protocol, but he was able to get a full practice in on Thursday.

He's not out of the woods yet, but that's great sign for his availability in Week 11, as he was only practicing on a limited basis leading up to last week's game.

Tampa Bay would certainly like to have Marpet healthy for this one, as the team takes on the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football.

Marpet currently boasts the fourth-highest grade among all qualified guards, per Pro Football Focus. While the Buccaneers managed without him just fine in Week 10, that certainly wasn't the case in Week 9, when the New Orleans Saints put 9 QB hits and 3.0 sacks on Tom Brady.

The Rams are tied for the third-most sacks in the league with 31, so Tampa Bay could really use a healthy Marpet to avoid a repeat of Week 9 – especially with Aaron Donald dominating from the interior.

It'll be crucial to monitor the Buccaneers' practice reports until Monday's kickoff.

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