Bucs fans who are concerned with star linebacker Lavonte David hitting the free agent market after the 2015 season need not fret.
On Thursday evening, at an event for luxury suite holders called the “Front Office Forum” Bucs’ GM Jason Licht told the crowd who packed the east club level at Raymond James Stadium that there is no need for fans to worry, as the Bucs will make signing David to a new deal a priority following the draft.
David, a 2012 second round draft selection out of Nebraska, has been one of the organization’s few bright spots over the last three seasons, amassing 425 tackles, 10 quarterback sacks, six interceptions, five forced fumbles and a safety in his three-year Buccaneer career.
Besides being a leader on the field, the quiet, lead-by-example linebacker has been a beacon in the community spending time at All Children’s Hospital, visiting those in the armed forces at McDill Air Force Base while also speaking at local elementary schools as part of the Bucs Care School Fitness Zones program.
David is set to earn $1.1 million in 2015, the final year of his rookie four-year, $3.6 million contract.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at email@example.com
PewterReport.com prides itself on being the most complete, comprehensive news source covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and delivering inside scoop on the team found nowhere else.