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November 14, 2019 06:28 PM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: Upgraded to full Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet (ankle) was a full participant at practice Thursday.

It appears the injury Marpet is nursing is minor. If the Hobart product doesn't have a setback Friday, he'll be a good bet for Week 11 against the Saints.

November 13, 2019 05:28 PM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: Limited on Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Marpet saw a full workload in Week 10, logging 85 snaps against Arizona. The 26-year-old guard popped up on Tampa Bay's injury report but doesn't appear to be in much danger of missing Sunday's game versus the Saints. Look for him to ramp up his practice reps in the next couple of days.

October 9, 2018 01:52 PM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: Signs long-term extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet agreed Tuesday with the Buccaneers on a five-year contract extension.

Per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Marpet's deal is worth $55 million and includes $27.13 million in guarantees, making the 25-year-old one of the league's highest-paid guards. The 2015 second-round pick has started 44 games for the Buccaneers in his career, shifting between both guard and center.

September 5, 2018 05:56 PM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: Participates in practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet (undisclosed) participated in practice Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Marpet, expected to start as the Buccaneers' left guard, appears to have returned to health in time for the team's season-opener against the Saints on Sunday. The 25-year-old will serve as an integral piece in protecting Ryan Fitzpatrick.

August 24, 2018 07:24 PM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: Not expected to play Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet (undisclosed) is not expected to play in Friday's contest against the Lions, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Marpet was injured at practice Tuesday and was held out of Wednesday's session. The issue isn't thought to be severe but the team won't risk their starting guard's health in a preseason game. Marpet is expected to be back in time for the team's regular season opener, Week 1 against New Orleans.

August 23, 2018 02:28 PM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: Held out of final camp practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet (undisclosed) was held out of Wednesday's practice after exiting Tuesday's session early, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

The Bucs' starting left guard seems to only be dealing with a minor injury according to reports, but his absence compounded the overall depleted condition of the team's offensive line. Starting left tackle Donovan Smith will miss 2-to-4 weeks with a knee injury, and right tackle Demar Dotson is still practicing on a limited basis following offseason knee surgery. While Marpet may be held out of Friday's "dress rehearsal" game against the Lions as a precaution, he doesn't presently appear to be in any danger of missing the regular-season opener against the Saints on Sept. 9.

November 29, 2017 06:32 PM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: Heads to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Buccaneers will sport a retooled offensive line Sunday against the Packers, as Marpet, the team's starting center, will be joined on IR by right tackle Demar Dotson after both players suffered season-ending injuries in the Week 12 loss to the Falcons. Marpet, who had consistently graded out as the Bucs' top offensive lineman this season after making the transition from guard, will likely be replaced in the lineup by Joe Hawley, the team's primary center the past two years.

November 26, 2017 03:52 PM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: Back in game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet (knee) returned to Sunday's game against the Falcons after halftime, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Bucs were starting to get thin on their offensive line when Marpet and Demar Dotson (knee) went down, but both have returned to shore up their offensive front.

November 26, 2017 02:20 PM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: Questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet is questionable to return to Sunday's game after suffering a knee injury, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Marpet suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game. The Bucanneers are running low on healthy linemen and will be hoping to get Marpet back before the game is over. Expect Joe Hawley to fill in as long as Marpet is sidelined.

October 16, 2017 03:36 AM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: Active in Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet (illness) is active for Sunday's Week 6 tilt against the Cardinals, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Marpet was largely expected to suit up after putting in a full practice Friday. He'll look to help open holes for the running back duo of Doug Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers against a tough Cardinals front.

October 14, 2017 02:24 AM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: Questionable for Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet (illness) was upgraded to a full practice Friday but is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 6 tilt against the Cardinals, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

The 24-year-old center had been a limited participant both Wednesday and Thursday, so his ramp up in activity level in Friday bodes well for his chances of playing Sunday. Joe Hawley would man the center position against a tough Cardinals front if Marpet is ultimately unable to suit up.

September 9, 2017 04:04 PM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: Opening 2017 season at center
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet (ankle) is opening the season at center, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Marpet missed the preseason opener due to an ankle injury, but his return in the second exhibition was impactful, as his presence seemed to open up holes for RB Doug Martin.

August 8, 2017 04:16 PM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: Hurts ankle Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet (ankle) sat out of practice Tuesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

This injury isn't expected to be serious, and head coach Dirk Koetter said it would only be a "day or so" before Marpet could return.

April 25, 2017 08:16 AM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: Drawing rave reviews at center in OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet, a career guard being tried at center in OTAs, has the endorsement of Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "He's so athletic. He can pull. He can make all the blocks. He's highly intelligent, very intelligent. I truly believe, and you can stamp this and quote it: I believe Ali Marpet will be a dominant -- not good -- dominant center," said McCoy.

Marpet will be entering his third NFL season in 2017, meaning McCoy has two years' worth of head-to-head battles against him in practice to serve as a point of reference. McCoy specifically points to Marpet's motor as another key trait in his favor, noting that the young offensive lineman "only knows one speed." The 24-year-old has never snapped in a college or NFL game, but the Bucs clearly believe his array of physical and mental skills will be more than sufficient to allow him to make a successful transition. Coach Dirk Koetter and his staff are open to trying different offensive line combinations after a 2016 season that saw the team rank 24th in rushing yards (1,616) and rushing yards per game (101.0) while also checking in 29th in yards per rush (3.6).

March 30, 2017 08:08 AM
Buccaneers' Ali Marpet: To be tried at center in OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marpet will be tried at center in OTAs and preseason, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 23-year-old will be part of an offensive line shake-up that will see last year's prize free-agent acquisition J.R. Sweezy, who has yet to play a down for the Bucs after a herniated disc landed him on injured reserve in 2016, try his hand at Marpet's right guard spot. Meanwhile, last year's starting left guard Kevin Pamphile will likely compete with Demar Dotson for reps at right tackle. The idea is to get the best combination of lineman sorted out in time for the regular season, and head coach Dirk Koetter believes that could mean Marpet making the calls at center. although that will ultimately be determined through on-field work. "Tremendous run blocker. Communicator. Good in the screen game,'' Koetter said. "But again, I'm not saying he's going to end up being our center. I'm saying, I mean, Ali played every snap at right guard last season, one of only two offensive linemen to play every snap, and Ali has had two solid, solid seasons for his first two years as a guard."

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/307
Birthdate:
4/17/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Carmel, NY, USA
School:
Hobart
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: