The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some questions to answer during training camp and arguably the biggest one is who starts at left guard.
There are a few options in veteran Aaron Stinnie, rookie second-rounder Luke Goedeke, second-year OL Robert Hainsey, and Nick Leverett. However, many suspected coming into camp the battle will come down to either Stinnie or Goedeke.
To not much of a surprise, the Buccaneers went with the veteran Stinnie on the first day of training camp. Per The Athletic‘s Greg Auman, the postseason hero came out with the 1s to start practice.
Bucs had Aaron Stinnie at left guard as first team offensive line breaks at start of drills. Second line (l-r): Josh Wells, Luke Goedeke, Robert Hainsey, Brandon Walton, Fred Johnson.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) July 27, 2022
Now, remember: this is the first day of training camp. Nothing is set in stone. For all we know, the Buccaneers are planning to rotate these guys throughout each practice or throughout the week.
But either way, we are at least seeing who gets the first crack at the starting job and now we have something concrete to keep track of as training camp rolls on.
Auman dished out more important news shortly after he tweeted about Stinnie: All-Pro right tackle Tristan Wirfs, who tore ligaments in his ankle back in January, was practicing and “appears to be fine”. It’s not an official diagnosis, by any means, but it sounds like Wirfs is on track to get back to sealing off the right side of the line.
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