Lavonte David’s Time Comes December 29

December 13th, 2014

LavonteDavidESPN pumped out key data recently for their Insiders, those who pay their hard-earned cash every month to read allegedly fancier articles.

One nugget clarified a key offseason point for Bucs fans.

Lavonte David is about to enter his fourth season, the final year of his rookie contract. (Where the hell does the time go?) And David should be locked up by the Bucs for years to come. There is no debate.

But NFL rules say you can’t write new contracts for drafted players until they’ve been in the league for three years, unless they’ve been cut by their drafted team.

ESPN says the path is clear for the Bucs and David in just 16 days.

Extending contracts of third-year players: And two days after that salary cap date, Dec. 29, teams can begin to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted player who was selected in any round of the 2012 NFL draft.

Also of note, teams can start rolling over the fifth-year option on first-round picks from the 2012 draft on this date. They have until May 3 to do so.

Joe sure hopes the Bucs get a deal done with David before the free agency dinner bell rings in March.

It might be nice to have David’s future cash all ironed out before the Bucs go shopping for used meat. And yes, the Bucs will be shopping early.

11 Responses to “Lavonte David’s Time Comes December 29”

  1. OB Says:

    This is a no brainer, LVD has to be signed for a long time.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “Lets cut this lazy, bad attitude, soft, slow, malcontent….worthless Buc.”


    By the way….where is Pablo?….things have gotten a bit boring without him!!!

  3. LargoBuc Says:

    Trade Goldson and Johnson makeroom for ld54!

  4. Harry Says:


    I’ve wondered the same thing. I have missed Pablo’s 3rd party ramblings.

  5. port richey george Says:

    lavonte david is one of the bucs and the leagues best players. lovernius smith will probably trade him for some over the hill player like logan mankins or for some practice squad reject from another team.
    they need to replace the leadership of the bucs. especially if the bucs get the top pick in the draft. throw a boatload of money at tony dungy or jon gruden. beg them to come back.
    this team will stink up the field as it is next year.

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    Bucs seeking used meat. The Bucs can prop up a side or more of fresh beef at each O line spot. Used meat. I thought that was nasty coldcuts like head cheese and bologna. Anyway, the dead cows block plenty, opening holes to scoot through.

  7. BucFan20 Says:

    All the Bandwagon fans will be back soon.

  8. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I heard do the salary cap for 2015 will go up like 20 million compared to this year. Which means players will be asking for huge bucks from the bucs. Hopefully the bucs spend their money wisely.

  9. Rex Says:

    lock him up!!

  10. Matt Says:

    Oh yeah lvd will be signed for 7 years 70-85m, slightly less than McCoy. Hopefully they frontload it and spend modestly in FA on the second shelf FAs so we arent in salary cap hell in 2016 (equity markets are going to be in big trouble q4 2015 and nfl revenues will flatline into 2020 bc of this).

  11. SeanyMacinSC Says:

    Please keep LVD