Ali Marpet Is Practicing

December 2nd, 2021

Return soon?

Some Bucs fans are skittish about Nick Leverett starting at left guard. Understandable, because it wasn’t long ago he was a practice squad dude.

With Ali Marpet and Aaron Stinnie both out, Leverett was pressed into duty at Indianapolis (and wasn’t so bad at all). Still, there is now film of him that opposing defenses will dissect to find angles to work against him. Trust Joe.

Marpet was limited in practice yesterday but he was out there. He hurt his abdomen in the Giants game and hasn’t played since. Today, he was at practice again, at least the first half-hour portion of practice open to media, which is virtually limited to warm-ups and stretching.

Joe’s good friend Rock Riley and shot video of Marpet on the field. Joe knows if Marpet can go it will give Bucs fans a sigh of relief.

Personally, Joe would prefer to see Marpet sit to rest up and heal up fully so he can be ready to rock and roll against Buffalo and beyond.

14 Responses to “Ali Marpet Is Practicing”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    This is a very good thing, especially with Aaron Stinne out.
    We really need Marpet back

  2. Robert Says:


  3. zzbuc Says:

    Joe, with all due respect, is not about being “skittish about Nick Leverett “,is about having back an excellent player like Ali and also about what happens if Leverett goes down? Medicated Pete will be the strater?


  4. Jmarkbuc Says:

    So is Hainsey the backup now?

  5. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    I agree with Joe. Let Leverett play this week.

    Stinnie has a bad whatchacallit, his certainty is uncertain at best, or worse.

    Bucs cannot afford, Marpet having a setback.

  6. Pa Bucs fan Says:

    Would love to see marpet out there especially with no stinnie but I don’t want anyone rushed has no gimme games but I would like resting White, marpet and even Carlton Davis cuz we can’t afford any reaggravated injuries with bills and saints on deck..we can survive the dirty birds by running it down their throat with fournette and Jones

  7. Bojim Says:

    Let him rest

  8. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Only the Jets, are allowing more points per game than the Falcons.

    What could possibly go wrong? lol

  9. Dreambig Says:

    As long as Matty Ice doesn’t go down and they bring in a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th string QB. Then we will really be screwed!

  10. SlyPirate Says:

    Dreambig … that’s really funny (but unfortunately too true).

  11. Jeff Says:

    Rest em up. 2-3 games. Need him as healthy as possible for the playoffs

  12. David Says:

    Marpet back
    Davis back
    Now we lose Edwards 3 weeks and Brown probably just an extra week.
    Is Dean coming back soon? The injuries this year have been unbelievable

  13. Eddie Marz Says:

    Double standard? A cover up is a cover up. A lie is a lie.How can the NFL suspend these players three games without pay and only fine Rogers $15k? And the union agreed to this? I really don’t see any difference between what Rogers did and these guys.

  14. John Sinclear Says:

    Maybe Medicated Pete can play corner ??