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Buccaneers Get Devastating Injury News on Key Offensive Lineman

Jason Schandl
The latest Alex Cappa injury update is terrible news for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The latest Alex Cappa injury update is terrible news for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans have to be thrilled after Saturday's 31-23 win over the Washington Football Team, but that victory didn't come without a cost.

The Bucs will likely have to play in the Divisional Round (and any further rounds they advance to) without a key starter — offensive lineman Alex Cappa.

Cappa may not be a household name, but that doesn't mean his loss will be any less impactful.

The 2018 third-round pick played just shy of 100% of the Bucs' offensive snaps in the regular season, hitting 100% in 15 of 16 games.

In all that playing time, he allowed zero sacks, according to ProFootballFocus, and committed only two penalties. He received an overall grade of 69.0 from PFF in the regular season.

After Cappa made his exit on Saturday, he was replaced by veteran Ted Larsen. The last time Larsen started more than two games in a single season was 2018, when he received a woeful overall grade of 44.2 — ranking 74th among 77 qualifying guards, per PFF.

The rest of Tampa's offensive line is really going to have to step up to keep Tom Brady upright with this huge downgrade at the right guard spot.

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