Linebacker Lavonte David agrees to contract extension with Buccaneers

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Linebacker Lavonte David agrees to contract extension with Buccaneers
Sunday August 9th, 2015

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and linebacker Lavonte David have agreed on a contract extension, the team announced Sunday. 

David's agents said the agreement extends David's contract for five years and is worth $50.25 million with $25.56 million guaranteed, reports's Ian Rapoport. 

David would have become a free agent next spring, but he and Bucs general manager Jason Licht had expressed a desire to finalize a contract extension this off-season. 

The Buccaneers drafted David in the second round of the 2012 draft. He has started all but two games for the Bucs since then, missing those games in 2014 with a hamstring injury. 

David led the Buccaneers with 101 tackles in 2014, and was a first-team All-Pro linebacker in 2013.

Last season, Tampa Bay finished with a 2–14 record, tied for worst in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans.

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