NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 134 4.5 1 0 0
Post Season 18 1.0 1 0 0

Top Lavonte David News

  • 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: Paces team in tackles again

    David finished with nine tackles (four solo) in the Buccaneers' 9-0 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

    David's highly productive finish to the regular season -- he recorded eight or more tackles in each of the last four games -- pushed his final tally to 133 stops across 15 games. The soon-to-be 34-year-old's tackle total was his highest since 2015, while his 4.5 sacks represented his best showing in that category since 2016. David should continue to be a prolific IDP asset in the home wild-card matchup against the Eagles on Monday night.

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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: Registers sack in victory

    David tallied eight tackles (all solo), including one sack, in Sunday's 30-12 win over Jacksonville.

    David led Tampa Bay with eight stops Week 16, and one of the tackles was a second-quarter sack of Trevor Lawrence. David has at least a half-sack in three of his past four contests, though that's enveloped around a two-week absence due to a groin injury. Despite the missed time, the linebacker has tallied 113 stops on the year, giving him 10 triple-digit tackle campaigns over 12 NFL seasons.

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  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Racks up tackles in win

    David contributed nine tackles (seven solo), including a half sack and an additional 1.5 tackles for loss, as well as a defensed pass in the Buccaneers' 34-20 win over the Packers on Sunday.

    As his final line emphasizes, David made a significant impact during fellow standout linebacker Devin White's third straight absence due to a foot injury. David has at least six tackles in each of his last three games, a sample during which he's also posted 1.5 sacks and two defensed passes.

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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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 233 lbs
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Age: 34
School: Nebraska
Experience: 12