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Ali Marpet signs contract extension with Bucs

The lineman will be anchoring the offensive line for years to come.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

A favorite among many — both within the organization and among the fans — will stick around in Tampa Bay for six more years.

The Buccaneers announced today that guard Ali Marpet has signed a six-year extension through 2023.

“One of our top priorities heading into this season was to secure our core players to long-term deals and I am thrilled to add Ali to that list,” said Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht. “In his first four seasons, Ali has developed into one of the league’s best offensive guards and we believe he will only continue to improve. His ability to play multiple positions across the line, along with his strong work ethic and overall leadership abilities, were all important factors in our decision to ensure he remains a Buccaneer for the long term.”

Marpet was a second-round draft pick in 2015. Since being drafted, he has started every game he has played in. His versatility makes him an asset to the team as he is currently playing at left guard after experimenting at center last season. He was at right guard the previous two seasons.

The 25-year-old has been a part of a line that has helped boost the Bucs offense to the top of the league and has been ranked as one of the top offensive lineman in the NFL.

“I feel incredibly grateful,” said Marpet. “It’s awesome that the Buccaneers wanted me here as much as I wanted to stay here. I love the Tampa Bay community and the organization and I want to thank the Glazer family for making this possible.”

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo has the details for the extension.