It's a move that brings some stability to a Bucs' offensive line that has already seen change this offseason, first with the retirement of Tom Brady and then Pro Bowl left guard Ali Marpet.
Center Ryan Jensen and starting right guard Alex Cappa are also set to become unrestricted free agents next week. The Bucs would like to re-sign both players but do have limited salary-cap space currently, although they did free up $5.625 million this week by placing Marpet on the reserve retired list, as well as $7.64 million by restructuring defensive tackle Vita Vea's contract.
Stinnie stepped in for Cappa in 2020 during the wild card game at Washington when Cappa fractured his leg, and was the starting right guard in Super Bowl LV, giving up one sack in four postseason games. He will get an opportunity to compete for a starting job.