The Baltimore Ravens parted ways with their 2016 fourth round pick Alex Lewis who has started 18 games for them. Would he fit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
According to his Instagram account, the Baltimore Ravens have parted ways with their starting left guard from a year ago, Alex Lewis. The fourth round pick of the team back in 2016, Lewis has struggled to stay healthy, missing all of 2017, and six games in both 2016 and last season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in need of a guard, making the pair an obvious fit.
However, when healthy, Lewis was a starter along the Baltimore front. Given the weakness at right guard in currently in Tampa, would Lewis make sense next to Ryan Jensen and Demar Dotson in the pewter and red?
Last season Caleb Benenoch held the title of the starting right guard for the Buccaneers, but to put it mildly, his performance was well below par. One of the first moves Bruce Arians made when he became head coach was to move Benenoch to tackle, where he is currently competing for the swing spot there.
Thought to be the right guard in waiting is Alex Cappa, a third round pick from just a year ago. However, throughout this offseason the Buccaneers have also signed veterans Earl Watford and Josh LeRibeus as Cappa had not been developing as fast as the Buccaneers would have liked.
ESPN’s Jenna Laine also seemed to think the team may look to continue to upgrade the interior of their offensive line. Given Lewis’s experience playing with Ryan Jensen and the Buccaneers’ need at guard, the addition of the former Raven is not out of the question.
There have not been any bad words about Cappa this training camp, but there haven’t been any glowing reviews either. If the Buccaneers continue to seek out an upgrade at guard, a good one just hit the market in Lewis.