Lavonte David RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bucs' Lavonte David: Jameis Winston's infamous 'Eat a W' speech was 'weird'

    The Undefeated "By football standards, Lavonte David is old. The 31-year-old linebacker has been playing in the NFL since being selected 58th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2012 draft, a draft so long ago that the only top-5 pick still playing is Robert Griffin III. These days,..." April 21

  • Lavonte David: I’m just trying to win more Super Bowls

    Yahoo! Sports "After the Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV, head coach Bruce Arians was clear that he didn’t want the team’s pending free agents to end up elsewhere. Lavonte David signed a two-year deal to stick with Tampa Bay, and echoed his head coach’s sentiment when..." March 12

  • Devin White was so thrilled about teammate Lavonte David re-signing

    Larry Brown Sports "Devin White is stoked to have his teammate, Lavonte David, back next season. David on Tuesday re-signed with Tampa Bay on a 2-year deal worth $25 million, with $20 million guaranteed. That was big news to White, who along with David forms one of the best linebacker tandems in the..." March 09

  • Buccaneers, LB Lavonte David agree to 2-year, $25M extension "On the brink of free agency, the Super Bowl champions are extending one of their most valuable defenders. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and linebacker ?Lavonte David? have agreed on a two-year extension worth $25 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. " March 09

  • Is linebacker Lavonte David the veteran voice who could lift the Browns defense? "Tampa Bay veteran linebacker Lavonte David played 1,058 snaps in the regular season, the seventh-most among NFL linebackers in 2020. That was 210 more than B.J. Goodson, who led Browns linebackers in snaps, and 449 more snaps than Malcolm Smith, the next busiest Browns backer. David..." March 09

  • Lavonte David not focused on free agency: 'Everybody wants to come back' to Buccaneers

    CBS Sports "Lavonte David is set to become one of the top linebackers to hit the open market, which the Super Bowl champion has been keeping in the back of his mind as he's closing in on free agency. David wants to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- and the feeling is mutual -- but..." March 05

  • Browns will reportedly pursue Lavonte David in free agency "The Cleveland Browns will be looking to take another step forward in 2021. There might be no better way to do that than to add a key defensive anchor from the reigning Super Bowl champions. According to Mary Kay Cabot of, the Browns are likely to pursue free-agent..." February 28

  • Bucs To Make Strong Push To Keep Lavonte David

    Pro Football Rumors "The high-profile Buccaneers free agent that has not generated much in the way of offseason headlines remains a priority for the team. Tampa Bay does not plan on letting Lavonte Davidleave without making a strong effort to retain him. With the franchise since 2012, David is in the..." February 24

  • Lavonte David weathered the storm through eight seasons without a playoff berth

    Pro Football Talk "Lavonte David has played his entire nine-year career with the Buccaneers. Until this year, he had never been to the playoffs. David, a linebacker selected by the Buccaneers in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft, said it was tough going through all those disappointing seasons,..." February 03

  • Lavonte David said Tom Brady told a Bucs player to stop crying after only winning an NFC title

    For The Win "There are NFL players who spend their entire careers trying to reach the Super Bowl and never get there. Tom Brady is not one of those players. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback will make his 10th Super Bowl appearance on Sunday when the Bucs take on the defending-champion Kansas..." February 03

  • How Bucs' Devin White, Lavonte David will meet challenge of keeping Patrick Mahomes in check

    Sportsnet "Tom Brady may be the biggest story for Tampa Bay heading into Super Bowl LV, but it’s the duo that leads the Buccaneers’ defence that has taken the fight to opposing teams these playoffs. Over the course of this post-season, Devin White and Lavonte David have helped make..." February 02

  • Antonio Brown, Lavonte David, Antoine Winfield Jr. not at Bucs Friday practice

    Pro Football Talk "Continuing the week’s trend, the Buccaneers have several players not on the field for Friday’s practice. Reporters attending the portion of the session open to media noted wide receiver Antonio Brown, linebacker Lavonte David, safety Antoine Winfield Jr.,..." January 29

  • Antonio Brown, Lavonte David, Antoine Winfield Jr. not at Thursday’s practice

    Yahoo! Sports "The Buccaneers handed in an estimated injury report on Wednesday, but they’ll have an actual practice session to use for Thursday’s report. It appears the actual participation levels for a handful of key players will be the same as Wednesday’s estimation...." January 28