Bucs Sign Giant Journeyman Guard/Tackle

April 13th, 2023

New Bucs guard Matt Feiler.

A beastly but rather average veteran offensive lineman was signed by the Buccaneers today, veteran 6-6, 330-pound Matt Feiler.

NFL Network’s Peter Schrager fired off the news on Twitter.

Feiler turns 31 in July and entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He was a practice squad guy with the Texans and Steelers before finally getting on the field for Pittsburgh in 2017.

Talk about a guy who clawed his way to the top! Feiler played Division-II ball at Bloomsburg University.

Feiler was a Steelers starter at right tackle in 2018 and 2019 before moving to left guard in 2020.

In free agency of 2021, Feiler cashed in with $5 million per season from the Chargers to start at left guard. He proved durable but the Chargers released him after last season.

Joe is seeing neither nighmarish nor good reviews of Feiler’s play the past two seasons. But he certainly is an established player that has played for quality teams.

Joe has no doubt Feiler was told he will compete for a starting job. (Is that left guard or right tackle?)

Let the games begin!

70 Responses to “Bucs Sign Giant Journeyman Guard/Tackle”

  1. BucsBeBack (Artist formally known as: BringBucsBack) Says:

    The new ILB! A real thumper! 😉

  2. Buccos Says:

    And there is your new RT

  3. FlBoy84 Says:

    Quick review has him as a better fit and more success at LG. Curious if that has him playing next to Wirfs or a guy like Wright or Harrison.

  4. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Why didn’t they bring a veteran LG in last year to compete? Instead they went with a rookie in Goedeke who had no business being on the field. The QB had limited mobility, and yet Licht and the coaches found it prudent to put a guy in at LG who never played the position. I will contend that the loss of Marpet was greater than the loss of Gronk. Ali was our anchor who kept Donovan in check. It’s no coincidence Donovan’s play went down when Ali retired. Goedeke gave the QB PTSD last year. The QB would take the snap and automatically expect the line, especially Goedeke to break down. The QB never fully trusted the OL last year for good reason, and it affected the offense.

  5. So there's Hope Says:

    Experience and depth without overpaying

  6. Bucs Guy Says:

    Stinnie, Goedeke, Feiler, Leverett and Hainsey. Let them battle it out for RG and LG positions. May the two best men win. Gotta say I love the size on Feiler though.

  7. Dre bucs fan Says:

    He played RT as well, licht loves versatile lineman! At worst he’s a very good depth piece and an upgrade over the JAG who ironically just signed with Jacksonville lol

  8. Buc4evr Says:

    This team is going to establish the run next year. Good signing. Still need to draft Broderick Jones at LT, then a DT and an Edge.

  9. Marine Buc Says:

    Nice. This addition takes a little more pressure off of the draft…

    We can pretty much draft BPA at any position and fill a need.

  10. FlBoy84 Says:

    And a S, and a RB and a LB, and a CB, and a DT, and…

  11. Letsbucinggo Says:

    Good pick up he can play anywhere on the o-line hes was pretty good with Pittsburgh for a couple of years.

  12. FlBoy84 Says:

    The more needs/depth we can fill prior to the draft the more willing Licht may be to trade down to accumulate as many mid-round picks as possible.

  13. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    Seems like a solid addition. He’ll provide needed depth.

  14. Cover deuce Says:

    Quality depth, borderline starter, and on a budget. Excellent find by Licht.

  15. Mulligan Says:

    Welcome aboard from one Huskie to another. Go Bocs and go Bloom U.

  16. Mulligan Says:

    Jahari Evans also came out of Bloomsburg.

  17. Joe Swanson Says:

    Still would draft an offensive tackle in the first or second day. If Jensen doesn’t heal up Hainsey may go to center.

  18. Fred McNeil Says:

    What are they paying him?

  19. Mike C Says:

    Nice, depth at worst.

  20. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Good signing I think, but “nightmarish & durable” in the same article is spooky.

    Couple that with “my bad Ben” flashbacks and I just don’t know what to do……..

  21. D-Rok Says:

    Feller aint no John Hannah, but he’ll do, I reckon.

    Bucs should have addressed this issue LAST YEAR, though. We needed another OL or two after losing Jensen and Stinnie…but all we heard were crickets.

    Hopefully the line will be improved this year – our season depends on it, just the same as last year.

  22. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Thank you, D-Rok! They’ve should’ve signed a veteran last year. They got too caught up in acquiring the shiny skill players, and neglected the most important position on the offense besides the QB. We were doomed before the season even started. It was pure hubris by Licht and company last year. Goedeke and Hainsey were his guys. They were both anointed last year without having proven themselves.

  23. gotbbucs Says:

    Concealing their tracks before the draft.

  24. gotbbucs Says:

    I like that they’re not just sitting on their hands and waiting for the draft. When opportunity knocks they’re willing to jump on it.

  25. D-Rok Says:

    ^^^^ Agree, Bucsfan13. Agree. I just hope they learned from last year and fix THAT problem for this year; otherwise, again, we are screwed, and not in a good way.

  26. D-Rok Says:

    PS: And this is why I hope the Bucs spend our precious draft capital on a quality, plug-n-play, Year 1 starter on the O line.

    I’d rather have a nice LT for a decade than a flashy, shiny, “Oh LOOK – a squirrel!” running back for 3-5 years. I know we need good backs, but backs can’t do nuffin’ without blocking!

  27. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    You can never have enough Big Uglies !

  28. 80forBrady Says:

    Since he started in the NFL for the Steelers (very weak line) and Chargers (weak line) he is likely a depth piece. But given his size, he’s a beast so maybe he can be coached up to be a starter.

  29. Dewey Selmon Says:

    One topic everyone is actually agreeing on lol

  30. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    A lot of folks think the bucs should have signed OL help when Jensen and then Stennie went down in practice July of last year. Problem was all decent FA’s were signed. (look it up) Everyone left were just warm bodies. We already had bench warmers with promise. Didn’t pan out to good but the Bucs made the best of it.
    Lots of decent FA’s to sift through this time of year. (said decent)

  31. Ben Harvey Says:

    Depth only, IMO this just replaces Wells who was glass anyways. Think its a good signing, has experience across the line which is likely what they are looking for as contingency for injury.

  32. Mike C Says:

    D rok, special RBs can do something with nothing.

  33. SB~LV Says:

    Solid depth!

  34. D-Rok Says:

    Mike C,

    Sometimes, that can happen, yes. But it’s rare, just as Barry Sanders was rare.
    Me, I don’t see Bijan as “special.” Good yes, and who knows, he might just be special, but nothing on his college tape screams MUST-HAVE. Maybe I’m wrong…

  35. EEK Says:

    valuable to have a journeyman professional who can play

    sounds like he will be a nice addition to the roster

  36. Trask To The Future Says:


  37. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sort of a replacement for Josh Wells….but with more versatility……good Oline depth piece.

  38. sasquatch Says:

    This signing is primarily a backup plan so they don’t have to reach for an offensive lineman if the value isn’t there, and so they can focus on getting an EDGE guy (or two).

  39. D-Rok Says:


    Bro chill with the caps. All the yelling is exacerbating my stress levels, what with you going all Tommy Mordue on us.

    Don’t be like Tommy.

  40. Trask To The Future Says:


  41. SlyPirate Says:

    Bucs Guy …
    I foresee the Bucs moving Goedeke to Right Guard next season. He did a recent interview and talked about how his hands, feet, and head are wired for the right side.

    The Bucs traded Shaq Mason so that opens up RG for Goedeke.

    Interesting Stuff About Goedeke
    Most of the team believes Goedeke is the strongest guy on the team! That says A LOT with Wirfs and Vea in the weight room. Put hime and Wirfs on the same side and watch the holes open up.

  42. Cobraboy Says:

    He meets two of CB’s requirements for linemen:

    1) He’s big.

    2) He’s ugly.

    More, please…

  43. D-Rok Says:

    OK, Trask 2 Da Future bro,

    You do you. Bijan is not a Barry Sanders or a Emmitt Smith or an Alstott or a Dunn. At least, he isn’t as of THIS day.

    If we get Bijan and he’s a HOF’er, I’ll eat my words (in 10+ years), but for now, not seeing him as special just yet.

  44. ABucAway Says:

    Cobraboys guide to offensive linemen. I like it. I’m sticking it on my shelf. Haha
    This guy gives us more options than Josh ‘Turnstile’ Wells did. I like it and will have to search for his film.

  45. D-Rok Says:


    #3: Missing front teeth preferred but not required.

  46. Mike Says:

    This looks like more of a Wells swing tackle type replacement, but if he can play G or OT that’s even better and gives the Bucs a lot of flexibility.

  47. Ranger Walker Says:

    Like it 👍 so edge in the first then

  48. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Still need to draft oline in 1st rd imo.

  49. Dooley Says:

    So now all of a sudden, Goedeke was gifted a starting job even though there was clearly a 4 man race for the job with one guy having to step in for the injured Ryan Jensen while Stinne & Leverett didn’t make it out of the preseason w/o getting injured. We are living in the day and age of “alternative facts” where opinions are on par and sometimes held over the actual truth, but sure run with that blame Licht for not getting one of the many starting caliber FA OLmen walking the street in late August early September lol.

    @Mike agreed, this looks like a swing OLmen that’s 2 years younger but comes with a better resume having started in the past. Let’s hope he’s more Logan Mankins than Wells tho

  50. Michael Says:

    And with the 19th pick the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick Bijan Robinson .

  51. Stanglassman Says:


    Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Aaron Stinnie will miss the 2022 NFL season after tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee on Saturday night, a source confirmed to The Athletic. Stinnie was competing for the starting left guard job to help protect quarterback Tom Brady. He left during the third quarter of Saturday’s preseason game against the Tennessee Titans.

  52. BrianBucs Says:


  53. JoeP Says:

    Bucs need to get with the rest of the tampa sports teams
    And put a consistent good product out. This sh** is sad.

  54. BillyBucco Says:

    I honestly think B Robinson will be gone when we select, so don’t get your hopes up.
    And think about the truly special RBs in our league?
    They aren’t drafted that high.
    I mean we just released the #4 pick in the draft.

    Did Saquon Barkley take the Giants anywhere?
    It’s a dream yes, and we all want the flashy player.
    Let’s fix the line for Rachaad, he is already special.

  55. Goatfarmer Says:

    Light is killing it. Excellent signing. Depth is obviously critical. And this is a big-azz ugly. Love it. More.

  56. Tvan101 Says:

    For everyone complaining about Goedke, the same was said about Alex Kappa in his rookie year before he became a solid starter.

  57. R0n@Tampa Says:

    Love the pickup. Little by little Licht is assembling a championship roster this year.

  58. HC Grover Says:

    Size 4XXL…very good.

  59. Goatfarmer Says:

    Cappa never sucked as hard as Goedonkey. Ever. He made rookie mistakes. Goedonkey was getting physically abused. Big difference.

  60. Jeffrey M Says:

    This signing is damage control for Devin “Bush League” White throwing an AB like tantrum. I think you add White to the busts that have come through town like Freeman, Jameis, OJ Howard, Barron, Hargreaves, Gaines Adams. This tantrum should dq White from being a captain or getting a sniff at the Ring of Honor

  61. SOEbuc Says:

    Vet depth on oline is important. Definitely a step up from Wells.

  62. Rod Munch Says:

    Offensive line depth with starting experience, on the cheap. Sounds good to me. And, like always, Licht deserves the benefit of the doubt on any move related to the offensive line, his track record is fantastic.

  63. garro Says:

    31 year old Journeyman … Giant and I hope he has alot left in the tank.
    And I hope Jason has hit another O-lineman signing out of the park!
    Go Bucs!

  64. garro Says:

    Jason is doing a great job of not being forced into any one position to draft this year.

    He has aquired An O-lineman, a safety, a D Lineman, and a kicker. All with little money to spend.

    I suspect he is working on at least one more as we speak.

  65. garro Says:

    Oops left out a running back.

  66. Zoocomics Says:

    This is simply a replacement for Josh Wells who was versatile and could play almost any position on the line in a pinch, but I don’t think he’ll be a starter at the tackle position.

  67. Cobraboy Says:

    I will not be surprised if this guy is the RG and Goedeke is RT.

  68. Tvan101 Says:

    Goatfarmer you should go back and watch the tape and the comments on this website, people hated Kappa ans said he was a bust his rookie year. How you gonna judge a player on a year where the line was injured blocking for a immobile qb and a terrible coordinator. I’ll trust Licht over us internet GMs.

  69. Geno711 Says:

    Agree Ivan101

    As Joe always says look at the archives:

    teacherman777 Says:
    May 27th, 2020 at 3:15 am
    We need a RG who can get low and open lanes!!
    Cappa is 6-6 and his center of gravity is too high!
    We need a RG who has a thick lower body. Cappa can’t move DTs alone!
    Please re-watch the season! Every snap!
    We cant win a Super Bowl with Cappa!

  70. Geno711 Says:

    Kobe Faker Says:
    April 18th, 2020 at 7:32 pm
    “Trade down and pickup another 2nd round pick

    2 offensive lineman and pass catching 3 down runningback

    *Key to the 2020 season is keeping TB12 upright and in 1 piece for hopefully 19 games

    We must replace Dotson and Alex Cappa with our 2 new lineman