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Rotowire: Aug 9 / 3:55p ET
News: The Buccaneers have signed David to a five-year, $50.25 million contract extension, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The deal, which include $25 million in guaranteed money, will keep the productive weakside linebacker in the fold for the long haul, on the heels of a IDP-friendly 2014 campaign in which David racked up 146 tackles in 14 games in his third campaign with the Bucs.
StatsLLC: Aug 9 / 12:00a ET
News: David and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a five-year, $50.25 million contract extension that will make him one of the highest-paid linebackers in the NFL. More than $25 million of the deal is guaranteed. David agreed to terms Sunday and is expected to sign the contract on Monday, when the Bucs have scheduled a news conference to announce the extension.
Impact: David, entering his fourth season, was a second-round draft choice in 2012. He's the only player in the league with 10 or more sacks and six-plus interceptions over the past three seasons. The 25-year-old was an All-Pro in 2013, when he had seven sacks and five interceptions. He's yet to be selected to the Pro Bowl, in part because he plays in a 4-3 scheme and doesn't garner as much recognition as outside linebackers who excel as pass rushers in 3-4 systems.