During the past week of practice, Alex Cappa saw time with the first-team offense. Stepping in as the starter during 11-on-11 drills, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
In the preseason opener, Cappa showed some positive signs in pass protection. Miami’s Jordan Phillips turned him around on a few running plays, but Cappa wasn’t a significant liability.
If he opens up Saturday’s contest as a starter, it won’t be long before he gets the nod for week one. Saturday will be a big test for Cappa who will be put to the test with former Pro Bowler Jurell Casey lining up across from him.
Hopefully, Cappa can handle himself against the Titans starters. It would be a significant relief for what appeared to be a big hole along the Bucs front.
On paper, the only question mark along the offensive line is at right guard. If Cappa can solidify himself with two preseason games remaining it could give the unit up front time to gel; Demar Dotson should be back to practicing at 100 percent soon too. And he could take some of the pressure off of the young guard.