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Top Robert Hainsey News

  • Buccaneers' Robert Hainsey: Ready to face Cowboys

    Hainsey (ankle) was not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    Hainsey escaped Tampa Bay's preseason finale without a major injury, and he'll be available to suit up Week 1. The 2021 third-round pick will be asked to start at center in place of Ryan Jensen (knee), who is projected to miss most (if not all) of the 2022 campaign.

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  • Buccaneers' Robert Hainsey: Should be ready for Week 1

    Hainsey (ankle) should be able to return to practice soon and will likely be ready for Week 1 against Dallas, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Hainsey suffered the ankle injury during the team's preseason finale, but after undergoing preliminary exams, he appears to have avoided a serious issue. With Ryan Jensen (knee) sidelined for the majority of the 2022 campaign, Hainsey is expected to operate as the team's starting center, so his health moving forward is key to Tampa Bay's success.

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  • Buccaneers' Robert Hainsey: Appears to avoid long-term injury

    Hainsey (ankle) underwent X-rays on Sunday but is not expected to have suffered a long-term injury, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

    The exact severity of the injury remains unknown, but there's optimism that the second-year offensive lineman may be able to play in Week 1. If available, Hainsey will likely operate as the team's starting center, as Ryan Jensen (knee) is set to miss a majority of the 2022 campaign.

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  • Buccaneers' Robert Hainsey: Won't return Saturday

    Hainsey (ankle) was ruled out for the remainder of the Buccaneers' preseason finale Saturday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    Hainsey went down after his leg appeared to unintentionally get rolled up on by teammate Nick Leverett, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. The projected starting center then required assistance to walk off the field while favoring his left ankle, but the injury appears to be minor, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Hainsey's ability to walk around Tampa Bay's sideline under his own power after this injury should be an encouraging sign for the Buccaneers, who have already dealt with injuries to numerous offensive linemen this preseason.

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  • Buccaneers' Robert Hainsey: Back in practice Thursday

    Hainsey (leg) was a participant in Thursday's joint practice session with the Dolphins, Andrew Crane of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The Buccaneers suffered a scare Wednesday when Hainsey, who has reportedly been impressing as Ryan Jensen's (knee) replacement at center, was carted off the practice field. Leg cramps were subsequently identified as the culprit, and the fact the second-year lineman was back at practice without any reported restrictions a day later is certainly encouraging. However, whether Hainsey sees action in Saturday's preseason opener against the Dolphins remains to be seen.

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  • Buccaneers' Robert Hainsey: Cramps up at practice

    Hainsey suffered a lower-leg cramp at practice Wednesday, avoiding a serious injury, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    Hainsey was taken off the field with a leg injury Wednesday, but fortunately he just suffered a cramp and looks okay. The 23-year-old is expected to be the top backup option behind Ryan Jensen at center this year.

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  • Buccaneers' Robert Hainsey: Strong candidate to replace Jensen

    Hainsey was described by GM Jason Licht as a primary candidate to replace Ryan Jensen at center if the latter's injury leads to an extended absence, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    The second-year lineman stepped in for Jensen in Thursday's session when the starting center went down with what appeared to be a serious knee injury that required him to be carted off the field. Hainsey will face competition from Nick Leverett, but the 2021 third-round pick, who did some cross training at center last summer after focusing on right tackle during his college career at Notre Dame, seemingly has the size to handle the position at 6-foot-4 and 306 pounds.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 306 lbs
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Age: 24
School: Notre Dame
Experience: 2