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.
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.
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.
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 run skimp on their offensive line when Marpet and Demar Dotson (knee) went down, but both have returned to shore up their offensive front.
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.
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