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Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devin White Requests Trade

One of the cornerstones from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2021 Super Bowl-winning defense wants out. Linebacker Devin White requested a trade on Tuesday, ESPN reported.

The Buccaneers are not interested in moving White, who has one year remaining on his contract and is eligible for an extension. White is set to earn $11.7 million on his fifth-year option in 2023. The linebacker reportedly requested a trade after contract extension negotiations broke down.

White consistently has produced for the Buccaneers since they selected him No. 5 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft out of LSU. He’s finished with at least 124 tackles in the past three seasons. White’s best season came in 2020 when he racked up 148 total tackles, nine sacks and 15 tackles for loss, all career highs.

The Buccaneers are going through a bit of a rebuild after Tom Brady’s retirement this offseason. The team has just more than $1 million in remaining cap space, according to Over The Cap. The team did re-sign fellow linebacker Lavonte David to a one-year deal, keeping David and White together for at least one more season.

Tampa Bay did move on from some veteran players in LT Donovan Smith, RB Leonard Fournette and TE Cameron Brate. Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask are expected to compete for the team’s starting quarterback position during training camp.