Todd Bowles: Ryan Jensen will miss at least a couple months, maybe more

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The Buccaneers will head into the 2022 regular season without center Ryan Jensen. They may not have him at all.

Via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, coach Todd Bowles told reporters that Jensen “will miss at least a couple of months” after suffering a knee injury on Thursday. Bowles added that the team will take a closer look at the damage, in order to determine whether he’ll play at all in 2022.

This means that, when the Buccaneers faces the Cowboys in Week One, the Bucs will have a new interior offensive line. Both guards — Ali Marpet and Alex Cappa — are gone.

Jensen was almost gone, via free agency. Quarterback Tom Brady‘s unretirement contributed to Jensen’s decision to stay put.

The Jensen injury becomes very bad news for the soon-to-be 45-year-old Brady. For as well as he steps away from pressure around the edges, he has a harder time dealing with heat up the middle. Whoever replaces Jensen will be expected to prevent a major hole from emerging, which would result in defensive players getting directly in Brady’s face.

12 responses to “Todd Bowles: Ryan Jensen will miss at least a couple months, maybe more

  1. Brady almost won the afc conference championship game with a rookie at center that was tipping the snap who never played again after that year. The loss of Jensen would hurt but he’ll be fine and make it work. Next man up.

  2. godnollid16 says:
    Brady almost won the afc conference championship game with a rookie at center that was tipping the snap who never played again after that year. The loss of Jensen would hurt but he’ll be fine and make it work. Next man up.
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    “almost”

  3. Hate to hear news of injuries, especially serious injuries. With the offseason being so long and then having to report to training camp with cutting, lateral movements, etc., these type of things are bound to happen.

  4. This is a huge loss IF hes out for the year. Looking forward to the season Im hoping this is the last one for TB12 I love the guy but even I’m sick of him.

  5. don’t know what their cap situation is but JC Tretter seems the logical solution

  6. inozwetrust says:
    July 29, 2022 at 12:41 pm
    don’t know what their cap situation is but JC Tretter seems the logical solution

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    Well, they couldn’t pay Gronk, Suh, Cappa, and a slew of other guys on the 2020 team, so there’s that.

    It’s called cap hell and letting a non-numbers selfish guy named Brady run your team to the point of eventual destruction after he leaves.

    Tampa will bad for many years when Brady leaves after this year.

  7. It’s beginning to look like Tom may have gotten greedy coming back from retirement…..he will playing behind a whole new offensive line that may need all season to jell.

  8. Todd, if you don’t know the severity of the injury why would you even speculate at all when and if Jensen will be back? Saying he will be out maybe a couple of months is ridiculous….

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