NFL News & Notes: LB Lavonte David agrees to a 2-year, $25M extension

Buccaneers Lavonte David is staying put back to his Super Bowl title-defending team.


Lavonte has agreed to terms and conditions with his team Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on a two-year contract extension worth $25 million. 


Reports say that the deal included three voidable years to reduced David's cap hit to$3.5 million in 2021 and spread his future cap number over a longer-term. 


This is ideal for Tampa bay and will help the Buccaneers fit his new deal into their tight salary cap situation. 


The linebacker has spent nine years in the NFL; he played college football for the University of Nebraska and was drafted by the Buccaneers in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft to go on winning his first Super Bowl championship on February 7, 2021, 


Bruce Arians wasn't letting the linebacker leave Tampa: According to the NFL Network, David was one of the many Buccaneers headed for free agency and coach Bruce Arians stated wasn't going anywhere during Tampa Bay's Super Bowl boat parade. 


Now that declaration is official with a resume that borders on Pro Football Hall of Fame candidacy - David is one of only three players since 2000 with 1,000-plustackles and 20-plus sacks in their first nine seasons, 


David will resume his outstanding career doing nothing more than returning to the franchise he's always known as his own.


Ian Rapoport a National Insider for the NFL Network (@RapSheet) Tweeted, 


"The#Bucsare keeping one of their own: Tampa Bay hasagreed to terms with star LB Lavonte David on a 2-year contract