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Draft Scout Lavonte David News
01/04/16 - LB Lavonte David went out strong. In the first quarter, he recovered a fumble forced by CB Alterraun Verner to set up a field goal and a 3-0 lead for the Bucs. In the third quarter, he forced and recovered another fumble, and he almost had a third, but the Carolina player was ruled down before he fumbled.
Add in 12 tackles and a sack and David finished the season with 147 total tackles, up one from last season. He had three sacks and three interceptions, after having one and zero last season.
12/09/15 - LB Lavonte David aggravated an ankle injury and was limited in practice Wednesday.
09/27/15 - LB Lavonte David had 14 tackles, which were the most by the Buccaneers this season. Eleven of the tackles were assists. For a comparison, teammate Bradley McDougald and the Texans' Kareem Jackson each finished with six tackles, second most in the game.
08/10/15 - LB Lavonte David agreed to a five-year, $50.25 million contract extension Sunday. A press conference will be held Monday with David to formally announce the deal.
David's agent, Ron Butler, told NFL.com that the extension includes $25.56 million in guaranteed money. That reportedly ties David with Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner as the second highest-paid 4-3 linebackers in the league. Those new deals top the four-year, $33.72 million deal that DeAndre Levy recently got from the Detroit Lions.
Per NFL.com, the Kansas City Chiefs' Justin Houston, the Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews and the Washington Redskins' Ryan Kerrigan are the only other linebackers with higher average salaries than David's $10.05 million. Those three play in 3-4 defenses.
A second-round draft pick in 2012 out of Nebraska, David started every game his first two seasons before missing two games last season. Last season, he posted a career-high 146 tackles (third in the NFL) and four forced fumbles (tied for seconds).
He has 10 sacks and six interceptions in 64 career games, all starts.
08/10/15 - LB Lavonte David officially signed a five-year contract extension.
The deal, which the Bucs said makes David the highest-paid 4-3 outside linebacker in the NFL, goes through the 2020 season. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, but the extension is worth $50.25 million and includes $25.56 million in guaranteed money, according to reports Sunday night.