Bucs re-sign Lavonte David, Jamel Dean
TAMPA (SNN-TV) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have retained two stalwarts of their defense by re-signing DB Jamel Dean and LB Lavonte David.
David is returning to Tampa Bay on a one-year contract worth $7M with incentives that can push the total value to $8M. Whereas, Dean's deal longer as it's four-years for $52M.
These new contracts come on the heels of the Bucs restructuring contracts for defensive tackle Vita Vea, wide receiver Chris Godwin, cornerback Carlton Davis III, center Ryan Jensen and receiver Russell Gage, all agreeing to take a pay cut.
David, the team's longest-tenured player, has wanted to remain with Tampa Bay for the duration of his career and has said he hopes to one day join the Buccaneers Ring of Honor. As for Dean, After three seasons of working his way into the mix in the Bucs secondary, he snagged a top-two role in 2022, starting 15 games while finishing with 2 interceptions.
In addition, the Buccaneers agreed to terms with guard Aaron Stinnie and have acquired a sixth-round pick in this year's Draft from the Houston Texans in exchange for guard Shaq Mason and Tampa Bay’s 2023 seventh-round selection.