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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Acquire Shaq Mason

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Tampa Bay Buccaneers // The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today acquired guard Shaq Mason, pending a physical, from the New England Patriots in exchange for Tampa Bay’s fifth-round selection (No. 170 overall) in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Mason (6-1, 310) comes to Tampa Bay after spending the first seven seasons of his NFL career with the New England Patriots (2015-21), where he won a pair of Super Bowl titles. Since entering the league as a fourth-round selection (No. 131 overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft, Mason has appeared in 103 games, making 98 starts, earning a spot on the New England Patriots 2010s All-Decade Team.

The Columbia, Tennessee, native has started all 13 career playoff games in which he has played, including starting three consecutive Super Bowls (LI, LII, LIII) at right guard. Mason’s 103 regular season games played are tied for the fifth-most by a guard since he entered the league in 2015, while his 13 playoff appearances are tied for the most among guards during that span.

During a stretch of four seasons from 2015-19, Mason was the primary right guard for an offense that finished in the top 10 each year in total yards per game. He was a key member of an offensive line in New England that ranked fourth in the NFL from 2015-21 in fewest sacks allowed (211) and fifth in fewest sacks allowed per pass attempt (5.1 percent).

Mason was a four-year player at Georgia Tech (2011-14), earning All-America honors in his final season.

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