Alex Cappa To The Bengals

March 14th, 2022

Cincinnati bound.

Joe called this weeks ago.

Bucs starting right guard Alex Cappa has gone from blocking for Tom Brady to perhaps blocking for Joe Burrow. That’s the word from Adam Schefter of BSPN.

Schefter reports this afternoon that Cappa is a goner now that the free agency siren has gone off.

Cappa is a good dude and Joe is happy he got paid. And what a third-round pick he was by general manager Jason Licht in 2018. Now we know why Aaron Stinnie was re-signed over the weekend.

56 Responses to “Alex Cappa To The Bengals”

  1. LOL Says:


  2. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    30 seconds into the start of free agency. TAMPERING!!!

  3. SB Says:

    You EFFed up Cappa!
    Good luck sir.

  4. Bobby M. Says:

    Good for him….fella grinded his way up the depth chart. We couldn’t afford him, Bengals could….that’s the nature of the business. I have faith the kid from ND will fill in just fine. Stinnie is a proven product….now we just need to shore up our depth with a few draft picks and vets.

  5. Marine Buc Says:

    “Bucs starting right tackle Alex Cappa has gone from blocking for Tom Brady to perhaps blocking for Joe Burrow.”

    Starting right guard not tackle Joes…

    This is a bummer but not the end of the world. Hopefully we can bring in a solid vert OG to fill the gap.

  6. Buccs99 Says:

    Thanks for being a great Buccaneer ! Good luck in Cincy

  7. tampabayallday Says:

    Good for him, he earned it. Hoping we get a comp pick.

  8. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Good for him. Not necessarily bad news for the Bucs…since Licht seems exceptionally good at building offensive lines. The key is Jensen…

  9. Anonymous Says:


  10. mark2001 Says:

    I’m concerned that Joe might run wild, now that the EIU strip club bouncer look-a-like is no longer in town. LOL.

  11. Bucsfanman Says:

    So it begins…
    Good for him. He was a good RG for us.

  12. ItzOK Says:

    if you had to fill any starting position the easiest one to fill would be OG out of 22 starters. draft and free agents can fill and be good between jensen and wirfs

  13. Bucamania Says:

    Cappa was good not great. Good for him. Stinnie was more than capable. Ali will be tough to replace obv.

  14. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Better Cappa than Jensen. Would’ve like to have kept both. That’s gonna hurt with Marpet not coming back.

  15. Steven007 Says:

    Like him, but he was the least of my concerns to be honest. Good, not great player. Fabulous draft pick. Certainly don’t blame him for taking the money. But I think we can plug this hole with a free agent or draft pick.

  16. Buxfanintx Says:

    We drafted Robert Hainsey last year so Jason must’ve seen this day coming..

  17. catcard202 Says:

    Joe, I’m with you & saw this Cappa-to-CIN deal coming.

    Bucs are lucky TB12 made the return public yesterday….Jensen would have signed at 3yr/$39M w/ CIN as well, instead of re-upping with Tampa.

  18. Goatfarmer Says:

    Is Mike Glennon available? I always thought his mere presence on the field was so hysterical that a lot of defenders wouldn’t be able to play over their laughing, explaining Glennon’s early, in, “success.”

    Ever since his rookie year, he has made Blaine Gabbert look like John Elway.

  19. mark2001 Says:

    Bux…same thing I was thinking. Stinnie and Hainsey instead of Cappa and Marpet. Wasn’t there another big kid that got hurt in the preseason that showed promise? I just can’t remember his name right now. I wonder if he is still on the roster.

  20. mark2001 Says:

    Sadarius Hutcherson?

  21. Bird Says:

    Good move by bengals. They have luxury of not paying burrow big salary yet so can overpay for guy like cappa

  22. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We had to sign either Jensen or Cappa and likely couldn’t have both.

    Good luck, Alex…you earned a great life-changing payday…..glad you’re in the AFC…..and we most certainly should receive a comp pick since you earned the $10 mil per year.

    You have a ring….hopefully you won’t earn another one this year.

  23. Francisco Guzman Says:

    I need to hear news about JPP coming back.

  24. mark2001 Says:

    Sadarius Hutcherson signed a 3 year, $2,455,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including a $30,000 signing bonus, $130,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $818,333. In 2022, Hutcherson will earn a base salary of $705,000, while carrying a cap hit of $715,000 and a dead cap value of $20,000

  25. RottenAmiigo94 Says:

    We won the deal with keeping Jensen. He is the tone setter for the offensive line. Cappa was great but is not a leader the way Jensen is. I’m not sweating it. Licht has a knack for drafting and developing offensive lineman.

  26. Goatfarmer Says:

    OK, Jason, where’re the restructured deals freeing up the cap space? C’mon man! Quick! Then all of Gronky, Lenny, Whitehead!


  27. BigMacAttack Says:

    Money isn’t everything but it takes years to learn this. Cincinnati is a dump compared to Tampa. If you want artsy fartsy live in Sarasota. Cincinnati = No Beaches no peaches. Probably be paying about 500k/year state tax. I’m sure the Bucs offer wasn’t that far below the Bungles

  28. SB~LV Says:

    Happy for him !

  29. YucstoBucs Says:

    Jensen 3 years 39 million returns to Tamps. Have fun living Cincy Caps and wish you all the best !! Go Bucs

  30. Stone crab sam Says:

    Next to go……. Golden grill

  31. DoooshLaRue Says:

    ……but what does nasty mean Joe?

  32. Buccos Says:

    We can’t afford to keep them all. Much easier to replace than Whitehead, Fournette or Davis

  33. Stone crab sam Says:



    To quote Mr. Wonderful: “He’s dead to me….”

  35. Stone crab sam Says:

    Fournette and whitehead don’t grow on trees.

  36. Steven007 Says:

    Regarding Cappa, I guess we can now say he’s on to Cincinnati… Haha

  37. Stone crab sam Says:

    Yucstobucs…. Love that moniker man👍

  38. Hodad Says:

    Plug Hainsey in draft Zion for Marpets spot. Now you have three young cheap O Lineman.

  39. mark2001 Says:

    Agree that Fournette would be high on the list. Love the way Whitehead plays…but I think he hits so hard, he might be actually breaking himself up. I don’t know how many seasons he can last at the current pace.

  40. geno711 Says:

    Kobe Faker Says:
    April 19th, 2020 at 11:43 am
    Cappa is Mush
    Cappa arms are Mush
    Cappa rear end is Mush
    Cappa plays like Mush
    Cappa will get TB12 Scmushed”

    Kobefaker — that did not age well.

  41. David Says:

    Cappa is no surprise after Stinnie was signed. Figured it was one or the other all along.
    I wonder if Hainsey is being looked at for guard since Jensen resigned or if Marpet’s phone is ringing off the hook regardless of what his agent said

  42. Mike Johnson Says:

    Bucs need to concentrate heavily on shoring up that O line. Brady is fragile and only one big hit from being carted off the field. You guys know its true. If a lineman like Wirfs is there at out 1st pick, I say scoop him up. Good luck to Cappa. He played his cards well. Going to a team who is right there at the top and getting stronger. Plus, he is getting paid. Good luck to you Sir. NEXT>>>>!

  43. PassingThru Says:

    Yep, the Bucs were going to lose either Cappa or Jensen to the Bengels. Actually in worst case they could have lost both to the Bengels, who are hard-up for interior O Linemen.

    In terms of who else is out there, Jarvis Landry just got released. He’s a very good slot receiver. He was injured last season and wasn’t as effective. He’s already made a pile of money, there’s a chance that he might sign a team-friendly contract in order to play with Brady.

    James White is also an option, though the Bucs would have to kick the tires. Hip injuries are never a good thing, particularly on RBs. If he’s available for something near the minimum, he would be more than worth the risk.

  44. Anonymous Says:

    Meh our of all our O-linemen he is by far the weak link, so I’m fine with moving on from him. Aaron Stinnie replaced him during our SB Run and the team did not miss a single step.

  45. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    It’s not official yet…anything can happen.

  46. DoooshLaRue Says:


    I just hope the “he’ll maybe think of me once in awhile”….🎶

  47. Buczilla Says:

    That’s a lot of money for a young dude, so good for him personally. From a football sense, if you don’t want to be a Buc, then adios mf!

  48. Bucfan81 Says:

    We are going to need to draft Offensive Lineman. We lost both Cappa and Marpet. Only good news is Brady gets the ball out faster than anyone so that should help the offensive line play.

  49. Show Me the TDs Says:

    Enjoy Ohio.

  50. Buc king Says:

    Cappa needs to thank brady big time he’s a byproduct of his fast release..
    We need a right guard who can run block n pass block…some grader who will smash n blow people up I trust Jason to draft some comp n someone to play next to the best rt in football.

    The notredame kid will be fine comp for that spot in camp now get a rookie beast…
    We need to draft a draft n rg or LG depending on where they want stinnie at.

  51. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    Cappa was good. He was not $10M/yr good. He’s one you let go.

  52. Bojim Says:

    Someone thought he was 10 million good. Thanks for the years!

  53. Eckwood Says:

    There are numerous FA Guards better than Cappa and the beauty is the Bucs don’t have to worry about which side LG or RG …… just the best fit

  54. ChiBuc Says:

    And this is the value in trading down in the draft and saving capital for FA. Rookies are developed, given opportunity, and put on showcase by the drafting team; only to walk when fully marinated after their rookie contract.

    Good for him, but I miss the days of continuity rather than the most liquid teams win model. It diminishes the value of good coaching and over emphasizes execs. Oh well, it is what it is.

  55. Rod Munch Says:

    I’d have paid him $6m, which is why I always assumed he was gone … I’m not convinced he’s anything more than a very average starter, and might be exposed as being below average when he doesn’t have pro-bowl and all-pro players on both sides of him.

    But I wish him the best.

  56. CrackerBall Says:

    Ryan Jensen returning was the key… Cappa is more easily replaceable.

    Easy list to compile: Dylan Parham, Luke Goedeke, Chris Paul, Ben Brown and Cole Strange just to name a few.