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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Standout performance in loss

    David posted 13 tackles (nine solo), including a sack and an additional tackle for loss, in the Buccaneers' 31-23 divisional-round loss to the Lions on Sunday. The veteran linebacker was all over the field against a talented Lions offense, tying his second-highest tackle total since the start of the regular season. David's breakout finish to the 2023 campaign was fitting, considering he collected 134 tackles (86 total), including 4.5 sacks, five defensed passes and one forced fumble over 15 regular-season contests. Despite the fact David turns 34 on Tuesday, the fact he put together what was arguably his best all-around season since 2015 this past campaign makes him an intriguing pending unrestricted free agent the Buccaneers will likely have to make a difficult decision on this offseason.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Solid showing in wild-card win

    David totaled five tackles (all solo), including two for loss, in the Buccaneers' 32-9 wild-card win over the Eagles on Monday night. David was a distant second in stops on the night to surprise tackle leader Jamel Dean (10 tackles), but the veteran linebacker still put together a solid performance. David's pass-coverage savvy was partly responsible for Tampa Bay containing tight end Dallas Goedert -- who was expected to be a bigger part of the Eagles' air attack in the absence of A.J. Brown (knee) -- to just four catches and 21 yards, albeit with one of those going for a touchdown. David should be busy once again in Sunday's road divisional-round clash against the Lions, considering rookie TE sensation Sam LaPorta awaits.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Leading tackler in loss

    David finished Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Saints with a game-high 11 tackles (five solo). David has played every single defensive snap over the last four games and has accumulated 34 tackles (24 solo) over that span. Sunday's performance was the sixth time this season he's registered double-digit tackles. David is up to 124 total tackles on the year, surpassing his 2022 numbers by one.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Six tackles in return to action

    David (groin) totaled six tackles (four solo) and a pass defensed in the Buccaneers' 29-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday. Making his return from a two-game absence, David put together a solid showing. The veteran linebacker hasn't lost a step at age 33, as he's generated 96 tackles (62 solo), including three sacks, four defensed passes and a forced fumble over 11 games.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Returns to practice

    David (groin) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice session. David missed the last two games after sustaining a groin injury in Week 11 against the 49ers. He played every defensive snap in the eight games prior to his injury and looks to be on track to return for Week 14 against the Falcons. David has recorded 90 tackles (58 solo), including three sacks, and a forced fumble in 10 games this season.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Won't play vs. Panthers

    David (groin) is out for Sunday's game versus the Panthers, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports. David will miss his second straight game in Week 13 as he tends to a groin injury. With Devin White (foot) also ruled out for Sunday's contest, Tampa Bay will be severely shorthanded at linebacker, with rookie fifth-rounder SirVocea Dennis (illness) probably the next best player on the second level of its defense and 2021 fifth-rounder K.J. Britt on standby in case Dennis is ruled out too.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Still working through injury

    David (groin) didn't participate during Wednesday's walk-through practice. David was unable to play in Week 12 against the Colts and appears to be in danger of missing Tampa Bay's Week 13 tilt with the Panthers. The veteran linebacker could conceivably suit up for the matchup without practicing, but ideally, he'll get back on the field Thursday or Friday in some capacity.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Won't play Week 12

    David (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. David hasn't practiced since he suffered a groin strain Week 12, so it's no surprise to see him ruled out versus Indianapolis. In his stead, K.J. Britt and SirVocea Dennis will be candidates to handle increased snaps, especially if Devin White (foot) also ends up on the sidelines.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Looking unlikely for Week 12

    David (groin) is considered a long shot to suit up for Sunday's game against the Colts, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. David didn't practice Wednesday due to a groin injury, reportedly a strain, he suffered Week 11. The standout linebacker will have two more opportunities to increase the level of his practice activity, but at this point, it looks like he's trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's road matchup at Indianapolis.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Misses practice Wednesday

    David (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday. David reportedly suffered a strained groin in the Week 11 loss to the 49ers and underwent an MRI earlier this week. The Bucs are dealing with injuries all over their defense headed into Sunday's date with the Colts.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Won't return Sunday

    David has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the 49ers due to a groin injury, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. David was productive before leaving Sunday's game, as he racked up seven solo tackles, including a sack and three tackles for a loss. He'll be unavailable for the final quarter, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to suit up for next Sunday's game against the Colts. SirVocea Dennis has replaced David at linebacker against San Francisco.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Records 14 tackles in loss

    David had 14 tackles (six solo) in Thursday's 24-18 loss to the Bills. David once again led the team in tackles, and Thursday's performance was the third straight game in which he has registered double-digit tackles. He's far and away the leading tackler on the team with 67 total tackles and also leads the team with seven tackles for a loss. David will look to build on his performance in Week 9 on the road against the Texans.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Records 12 tackles, sack in defeat

    David recorded 12 tackles (nine solo), two tackles for loss, one sack and one pass breakup in the Bucs' Week 6 loss to the Lions Sunday. The 33-year-old has played every defensive snap over the last four games and 99 percent of the downs on the year through five contests. The career Buccaneer has 40 tackles (25 solo), five TFLs, two sacks and one pass breakup on the season.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Big game in loss

    David logged 13 tackles (nine solo) ane one sack in Monday's 25-11 loss to the Eagles. David's 13 tackles were good enough for a game-high, and his sack was the first he tallied through three games. He was on the field for all 78 snaps, which makes it back-to-back games without him missing one. The star linebacker will look to continue producing at a high level in Week 4 in New Orleans.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Enters concussion protocol

    David (concussion) was forced out of Sunday's game against the Vikings, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. David collided with teammate Vita Vea during the second half of Sunday's season opener, and it appears he took a hit to the head and will be questionable to return for the remainder of this contest. The 33-year-old collected over 100 tackles for the 10th time in his career last season, and his absence will be a significant loss for Tampa Bay's defense. With David sidelined, K.J. Britt and SirVocea Dennis will step up into bigger roles alongside starting inside linebacker Devin White.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Staying with Tampa

    Davis agreed Wednesday with the Buccaneers on a one-year deal, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reports. The 33-year-old linebacker started all 17 games last season, finishing with his most tackles (124) since 2015 and his most sacks (three) since 2018. Pro Football Focus even graded David third among off-ball linebackers (85.1 score), though teammate Devin White had better IDP numbers while grading out 74th of 81 qualifiers (43.7). Both are viable candidates to lead the Bucs in tackles in 2013, but White's superior speed and pass rushing makes him the more attractive IDP option even if he's not quite as reliable from snap to snap as Tampa Bay's elder statesman in the linebacking corps.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Leads tackling effort Week 17

    David recorded eight tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 30-24 win over the Panthers. David led the Buccaneers' in tackles for the third consecutive game, and he has now posted 120 tackles over 16 contests this season. This is also the 11th-year linebacker's ninth season of 100 tackles or more. David could have a chance to continue piling up tackles Week 18 against the Falcons' rush-heavy offense.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Busy day in Week 15 loss

    David recorded eight tackles (five solo), including one sack, in the Buccaneers' 34-23 loss to the Bengals on Sunday. The veteran linebacker paced the Buccaneers in tackles while playing every defensive snap and also recorded the only solo sack of Joe Burrow on the afternoon. David crossed the 100-tackle threshold for the season and ninth time in his career, and he's now recorded at least seven stops in four of the last five contests going into a Week 16 road matchup against the Cardinals on Christmas Night.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Standout effort in Week 13 win

    David recorded 12 tackles (10 solo), including a sack and an additional tackle for loss, in the Buccaneers' 17-16 win over the Saints on Monday night. David easily set the pace in tackles on the night for the Buccaneers, doubling the total of the runner-up, fellow veteran William Gholston. The talented linebacker tied a season high with the tally, which also included his first sack since Week 2. David heads into a Week 14 road matchup against a 49ers team that may focus heavily on the run with rookie quarterback Brock Purdy at the helm with at least seven stops in the last three games.
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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Plays every snap

    David recorded eight tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 23-17 overtime loss to the Browns on Sunday. David played 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps, as he has all season, in the losing effort. His eight tackles were the most since he recorded 12 in Week 6 against the Steelers and his third-highest total on the season. The veteran linebacker now has 77 stops (47 solo), a sack and four passes defensed across 11 contests of his 2022 campaign. He'll look to add to that Monday against the Saints.
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