Buccaneers rework OL Ali Marpet's contract
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The Buccaneers have reworked Ali Marpet‘s contract. The team converted $5M of the lineman’s contract into a guaranteed roster bonus. The move will open up about $4M in cap space, according to ESPN’s Field Yates (via Twitter).

Specifically, the team added a pair of void years, and the offensive lineman’s cap charge will increase $1M for each of the remaining “four” years on his contract. Marpet signed a five-year, $55.125M extension (including more than $27M guaranteed) with the Buccaneers in 2018 that (barring a legitimate extension) will last through the 2023 season.

The two sides did something similar in 2020. Marpet agreed to convert a portion of his salary into a signing bonus, opening up a similar $4M chunk of cap space for the Buccaneers.

Marpet joined the organization as a second-round pick in 2015, and he’s spent his entire six-plus-year career in Tampa Bay. The lineman has started each of his 87 games since entering the NFL, including a Super Bowl-winning 2020 campaign where he started each of his 13 regular season games and all four of his postseason contests.

The 28-year-old has started each of the team’s two games this season, appearing in 100 percent of his team’s offensive snaps.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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