OL - TB - Questionable
Week 12 Outlook
Bucs OL Ali Marpet (concussion) is questionable for Week 12 against the Chiefs.
Marpet was inactive for Week 11. Tampa Bay could use him after losing A.Q. Shipley to a serious neck injury. Marpet originally suffered his concussion in the beginning of November.
Bucs OL Ali Marpet (concussion) is inactive for Week 11 against the Rams.
Marpet remained in the league's concussion protocol throughout the week and was doubtful entering this one. It's a slight downgrade for Tampa Bay's offense versus Aaron Donald and company.
When discussing G Ali Marpet's availability for Week 11, Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians said, "We’ll wait and see. He’s gonna try and do some stuff today and see what kind of results he has tomorrow.”
Marpet missed Week 10 with concussion-like symptoms, and he continues to progress through the concussion protocol. He'll have another opportunity to do what's required to clear the protocol on Saturday and it sounds like that will be the true indicator of whether he suits up for Tampa Bay's matchup against the Los Angeles Rams on MNF. Should Marpet play, the Bucs offensive skill player will get a boost.
Bucs' G Ali Marpet was not seen at practice Friday, he is still in the NFL's concussion protocol.
Greg Auman of The Athletic hints that it may represent a setback in Marpet's progression through the League's concussion protocol. Marpet has been a mainstay at G for Tampa since being drafted out of Hobart in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. If he can't go, Tom Brady could be in for a long night against a tough Rams Defense.