The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had bad luck at offensive linebackers this year, most recently with left back Aaron Stinney. Stinnie suffered a knee injury in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Tennessee Titans. Head coach Todd Powers confirms Stinney tore his front cross Ligaments and ACL and MCL, season reimbursement. Bowers said the Buccaneers guard has depth but is always looking for more. Luke Goedeke will start in place of Stinnie, who is vying for the starting spot for the position. Nick Leverett is also competing for the job.
Stinnie is the latest Buccaneers forward injured this preseason. Starting center Ryan Jensen suffered a knee injury and his return this year is unknown. Right tackle Tristan Wilfs left joint practice with the Tennessee Titans with an oblique injury while the Buccaneers are still trying to figure out Ali Malpet’s shock retirement and Alex Capa’s freedom in the paint Player leaves. The Buccaneers solved the right-back problem by acquiring Shaq Mason as he was already established in the role. Robert Haynesy is the front-runner for the starting center. The Buccaneers will have three different starting linebackers in Week 1 compared to last year due to Stani’s injury — and quarterback Tom Brady will have a different look when he returns. Bowers does have some good news on this front. Brady is expected to return this week, even though a specific date for the quarterback’s return to practice has not been set. The Buccaneers head coach has yet to decide whether Brady will play in the final game of the preseason against the Colts.