• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bucs LB Lavonte David racks up 14 tackles Week 3

    Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David was credited with 14 tackles (three solo) and one tackle for loss in Sunday's 19-9 loss to the Texans. David had his first day with double-digit stops and his most prolific game on the stat sheet overall on the young season. The fourth-year pro's 11 assisted tackles were by far a career high, and his tackle for loss was the first one he has tallied behind the line of scrimmage in the 2015 campaign. David and his defensive teammates figure to be in for another active afternoon in Week 4 when they face off against a Panthers offense that is centered around the run game.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers sign LB Lavonte David to five-year extension

    The Buccaneers have confirmed that they have signed linebacker Lavonte David to an extension that is reportedly for five years and $50.25 million, per NFL Media, which adds that a bit more than half of that is guaranteed. David has been consistent and productive over his first three seasons with the team. He contributed to a career-high 146 tackles last year, though his sack total shrunk from seven in 2014 to one and he intercepted no passes after picking off five a season earlier.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Buccaneers negotiating new deal with LB Lavonte David

    The Buccaneers are working on a new contract for premier outside linebacker Lavonte David, per NFL Media, which is adding that "meaningful distance" remains between the two sides. David is coming off his third straight 100-plus tackle season. He contributed to a career-high 146 tackles last year despite being limited to 14 games.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Bucs LB Lavonte David not concerned about contract status

    With the Buccaneers wanting to wait until after the draft to start discussing a contract extension with linebacker Lavonte David, he said his contract situation does not concern him, according to the team's website. David said he'll start to focus on the contract once the team and David's agent start discussing an extension.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Bucs will make signing Lavonte David a priority 'after the draft'

    Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said Thursday that the team will prioritize signing linebacker Lavonte David once the NFL draft has been completed, reports the Tampa Tribune. During his three seasons with the Buccaneers, David has established himself as one of the premiere linebackers in the NFL. During the 2014 season, David produced 146 tackles and one sack in 14 games.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Lovie Smith doesn't get Lavonte David's omission from Pro Bowl

    Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David was the only NFL linebacker to average double-digit tackles per game -- he had 146 stops in 14 games -- but he was not selected to the Pro Bowl. "He can do it all," coach Lovie Smith said of David. "I get a chance to see him up close and personal. I've seen the linebackers that go to the Pro Bowl, I've had a chance to coach them, I know what they look like and that is definitely the case with him." David, who also had four forced fumbles and a sack, missed two games with a concussion. If he plays a full season in 2015, David should make next year's Pro Bowl.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers list 10 players on final injury report for Week 15

    The Buccaneers have listed 10 players on its final injury repory for Week 15 against Carolina. Linebacker Mason Foster (Achilles), defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (knee), defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (hamstring), wide receiver Solomon Patton (foot), running back Bobby Rainey (ankle), tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) and safety Major Wright (ribs). Meanwhile, the following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tackle Anthony Collins (elbow), linebacker Lavonte David (concussion) and tight end Brandon Myers (calf).

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David in NFL's concussion protocol

    Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David is dealing with concussion like symptoms and has been put in the league's concussion protocol. David can't return to practice until he is symptom free. David 121 tackles and two forced fumbles this season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers' Lavonte David among questionables for Bucs Sunday

    The Buccaneers released their final Week 14 injury report and the following players are listed as questionable: Anthony Collins, Clinton McDonald, Brandon Myers, Bobby Rainey, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Lavonte David and Mason Foster. Major Wright, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Luke Stocker and Crezdon Butler are listed as probable. The Bucaneers take on the Lions Week 14.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Buccaneers missing four players at Thursday's practice

    The Buccaneers were without running back Bobby Rainey, tight ends Austin-Seferian Jenkins and Brandon Myers and defensive tackle Clinton McDonald at Thursday's practice. Rainey injured his ankle in Week 13's loss to the Bengals and also missed practice on Wednesday. Seferian-Jenkins (back) and McDonald (hamstring) both missed Week 13. Lavonte David (hamstring) and Luke Stocker (concussion) both practiced. The Bucs take on the Lions in Week 14.