David has agreed to a two-year, $25 million contract extension with the Buccaneers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The talented linebacker thus is off the market as free agency approaches. The 31-year-old, who entered the NFL as a second-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in 2012, racked up an IDP-worthy 117 tackles (82 solo) in 2020, to go along with 1.5 sacks and an interception in 16 games. Now that he's back in the fold, David will reprise his starting inside linebacker role with the Bucs this coming season.
David totaled six tackles (all solo) and defensed two passes during the Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.
The veteran linebacker was one of the true feel-good stories of the victory, considering David endured some lean years with the franchise after being drafted in the second round back in 2012. The 31-year-old eclipsed the century mark in tackles for the fourth consecutive season in 2020, racking up 117 stops (82 solo), 1.5 sacks, one interception, five additional defensed passes, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries across 16 games. David followed up those elite numbers with a tally of 26 tackles, one sack and four defensed passes over Tampa Bay's four-game postseason run, leaving him primed for a potentially large payday from either the Bucs or elsewhere as he heads into unrestricted free agency.
David (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for the Super Bowl, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
David came off the field for only seven defensive snaps throughout the regular season and has yet to miss a down in the playoffs. There was never any real doubt he'd be able to play through the hamstring injury.
David (hamstring) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday.
David is nursing a minor hamstring injury, but his ability to take part in Wednesday's session in some capacity would seem to signal that he has a good chance at playing Sunday in the Super Bowl LV matchup with the Chiefs. Through the entire regular season and playoffs, David has yet to miss a game this year. He's played 100 percent of the Buccaneers' defensive snaps in all but two contests.
Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that David (hamstring) is dealing with a "slight" injury, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
David picked up a hamstring issue during the third quarter of the NFC Championship Game against Green Bay, but it doesn't appear that his availability for Super Bowl Sunday is in significant danger. "You'd have to shoot [David] to get him out of this game," Arians said. The starting linebacker didn't practice at all last week, but it looks like the stage is set for him to return to the field in some capacity soon.
The Buccaneers estimate that David (hamstring) would be listed as questionable if they had a game this Sunday.
The Bucs, of course, won't actually play until the following Sunday, taking on Kansas City in the Super Bowl. David was held out of every practice this week, but there hasn't been any report suggesting his hamstring injury is serious. Consequently, he'll likely get out on the practice field in some capacity next week.
David posted seven tackles (six solo) in the Buccaneers' 30-20 divisional-round win over the Saints on Sunday.
David's production took a slight, expected hit with the return of position mate Devin White to action after a two-game absence due to COVID-19 protocols. However, the veteran linebacker still checked in second on the team in tackles behind White, and he'll once again be set to play a prominent role in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the formidable Packers offense.
David totaled nine tackles (eight solo), including one sack, and also defensed one pass in the Buccaneers' 31-23 wild-card win over Washington on Saturday night.
David had finished the regular season with an eight-tackle tally against the Falcons, and he was even more effective in the postseason victory against Washington. The veteran's tackle total Saturday night tied him for the team lead with cornerback Carlton Davis, but David's numbers may take a slight hit in Sunday evening's divisional-round contest against the Saints with position mate Devin White returning from the COVID-19 list for that contest.
David supplied eight tackles (five solo), including one for loss, in the Buccaneers' 44-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
The veteran linebacker racked up the second-highest number of tackles for the Buccaneers on the day, allowing him to finish the regular campaign on a strong note. David heads into the first postseason of his storied career having posted eight or more tackles in four of his last six contests, and having filled out the IDP stat sheet with 117 stops (82 solo), 1.5 sacks, one interception, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries while playing all 16 games for the second straight season.
David registered five tackles (two solo) in the Buccaneers' 47-7 win over the Lions on Saturday.
David was once again a distant second in stops to fellow linebacker Devin White, whose phenomenal campaign continued with a 10-tackle effort in the rout. David has slowed down somewhat over the last two games with five tackles apiece in those contests, but he's still put together a fourth straight 100-tackle campaign and has provided excellent, well-rounded complementary numbers in the form of 1.5 sacks, an interception, six defensed passes overall and two forced fumbles and fumble recoveries apiece.
David recorded five tackles (three solo), including one for loss, in the Buccaneers' 31-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
David checked in tied for fourth in stops on the afternoon for the Bucs, a rather pedestrian slotting by his lofty standards. The veteran linebacker did cross the 100-tackle threshold for the season with Sunday's tally, however, making it four consecutive seasons and eight of nine overall for David over the century mark. He'll look to put together an even more productive showing during a Saturday afternoon battle against the Lions in what is fantasy championship week for many leagues.
David totaled eight tackles (six solo) in the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
The veteran linebacker put together another productive performance, tying Antoine Winfield for second on the team in tackles behind Devin White. David now has six or more stops in four straight games and has only dipped below the mark three times all season, giving him a coveted level of IDP consistency that should continue to serve fantasy managers well for what remains of the campaign.
David recorded nine tackles (eight solo) and a pass defensed across 72 defensive snaps in Monday's loss to the Rams.
The Buccaneers' leading tackler on the season continues his outstanding 2020 campaign, as he now has 82 tackles (61 solo) on the year. He also has five passes defensed, 1.5 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble while playing in 100 percent of the defensive snaps so far this season.
David recorded six tackles (five solo), including one solo, in the Buccaneers' 46-23 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
The veteran linebacker shared the team lead in stops with Devin White while posting a tally of at least six tackles for the seventh time this season. David played a season-low 48 snaps in the contest, but that represented 100 percent of the Buccaneers' defensive plays on a day when they consistently frustrated the Panthers' offense. David's prominent role in coordinator Todd Bowles' defense should render him a strong IDP play once again during a Week 11 Monday night battle versus the run-centric Rams.
David (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
David began the week as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to a hyperextended knee, but he now appears back to full form. Barring any setbacks, the veteran linebacker should be in good shape to handle his usual every-down role in Carolina on Sunday.
David (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday.
David hyperextended his knee in Sunday's loss to the Saints, but his limited participation on the first day of practice this week is a welcome sign. The veteran linebacker has only missed seven games through his nine seasons in the NFL and has played in 100 percent of the defensive snaps for Tampa Bay this year.
Coach Bruce Arians said that David hyperextended his knee during Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Saints but should be "fine," Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Arians' optimism about David's injury is backed up by the veteran linebacker playing every snap in Sunday's divisional tilt. He may log some limited sessions during the upcoming practice week, but the 30-year-old isn't expected to miss games at this time. David has racked up 67 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four pass breakups and an interception through nine games.
David racked up eight tackles (seven solo), including a half tackle for loss, in Sunday's 45-20 win over the Raiders.
David finished second on his squad in tackles only behind Devin White. This marks the second straight week that David has recorded eight tackles. Through seven contests, he's collected 55 tackles (41 solo), 1.5 sacks and an interception.
David (knee) will play in Sunday's game versus the Raiders.
David upgraded to full participation after two limited sessions this week, and he'll avoid missing his first game since 2018. The 30-year-old linebacker has been a fantastic IDP contributor this season, averaging 7.8 tackles per game and adding 1.5 sacks and three pass breakups through six contests.
David (knee) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.
David managed the knee issue all of last week before racking up eight tackles (six solo) and 1.5 sacks in last week's win over Green Bay, so this news shouldn't worry Buccaneers fans too much. It's not quite time to panic on his status for Week 7, but if he were to miss any game action due to injury, Chapelle Russell and Kevin Minter would be in line for an uptick in snaps.
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|Sun 09/20||vs CAR||W 31-17||7||2||9||0||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ DEN||W 28-10||2||2||4||0||1||2||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs LAC||W 38-31||9||1||10||0||0||1||0||0|
|Thu 10/08||@ CHI||L 19-20||3||2||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||vs GB||W 38-10||6||2||8||1.5||0||0||0||0|
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|Mon 11/02||@ NYG||W 25-23||3||2||5||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs NO||L 3-38||4||3||7||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Sun 12/20||@ ATL||W 31-27||3||2||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 12/26||@ DET||W 47-7||2||3||5||0||0||0||1||0|
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|Sat 01/09||@ WAS||W 31-23||8||1||9||1||0||1||0||0|
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