Todd Bowles Says Devin White Told Him He Couldn’t Play Today

December 17th, 2023

The pregame report from NFL Network said starting linebacker Devin White was not playing today and it was not injury related.

After today’s game, Bucs head coach Todd Bowles said White told him prior to today’s game that he was unable to “go.” Bowles said White’s bad foot is sore and Bowles suggested further questions be directed at White.

It’s unclear at this time whether Captain White attended today’s must-win game. He did not accompany the team to Atlanta last Sunday.

It’s all very strange, considering columnist Ira Kaufman reported weeks ago that White likely has played his final game in a Bucs uniform.

47 Responses to “Todd Bowles Says Devin White Told Him He Couldn’t Play Today”

  1. Jerseybuc Says:

    Thanks white. Britt played better was more in control of his play. White can hang in the stables we good

  2. Derek Says:

    Keep that bum on the bench. Just send him home, even better

  3. James West Says:

    I concure jerseybuc, happy trails Devin white

  4. ElioT Says:

    Thank you Devin and (if we could send gifs on this archaic platform)…

    Well… bye

  5. realistic-optimistic Says:

    PR has been calling Britt too slow and unathletic for 2 years. He has looked quite capable the last two games. Imagine, players on the bench proving themselves when given snaps. Nice game, Britt!

  6. TonySoprano Says:

    What a deadbeat. Lazy, entitled, heartless quitter. I hope your horse chokes on a carrot.

  7. Todd Rolls Says:

    Big win

  8. ElioT Says:

    Curly Bill – Tombstone

  9. Leighroy Says:

    Good thing White isn’t a horse. With a foot allegedly this bad they’d take him to the back 40 and….

  10. Dlavid Says:

    He has quit on the team !

  11. 1#bucsfan Says:

    The Winston of the defense. It’s frustrating with 45 as it was with 3. Hrs literally has all the talent to be the best in the game. Hes even showed it in 2020 playoffs but he doesnt have it up stairs. Bye bye 45 thanks for the help in the SB time for you to go.

  12. Kidfloflo Says:

    But if we’re gonna cut him after the year, why bench him for rest of the year? I get he’s been playing like crap but just as a fresh body

  13. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    White needs to ride the pine, ride his horse and get the hell out of Tampa. What a complete “me, me, me” guy.

  14. bucs107 Says:

    PR is like a mean mother in law never correct

  15. Buccos Says:

    Devin just cost himself a job by not playing today. When you win 3 games in a row because one player doesn’t play why would you ever go back to said player. You wouldn’t. I wouldn’t even let him dress. Healthy scratch

  16. firethecannons Says:

    we honestly need to make an example out of this kid

  17. Hodad Says:

    He’ll be lucky to get a one year prove it deal next season.

  18. Greg Says:

    Well….. bye.

  19. Justin Says:

    I could have sworn I saw white in postgame handshake line going into locker room. Looked like he attempted to dodge Bryan Glazer

  20. SufferingSince76 Says:

    White was correct. He can’t play, at least not anymore.

  21. MadMax Says:

    Hes gone….all good….we got better players with that dog in them who dont hit the cap as hard.

  22. Buccos Says:

    He has single handedly solved our salary cap situation for next year. All the rest of the real Bucs players thank you now that we have found the money to pay them. We could be deadly next year. Way to step up Mr. Britt

  23. Chris O Says:

    Devin White is acting like a b!tch

  24. Buc4evr Says:

    Idk what the real issue is, but he is probably upset since he sees that he is being replaced.

  25. adam from ny Says:

    i think coach showed big ballz today…

    before the game and even on the 4th and 2 to end the game…

    #BigBallzBowlesIsBack #LowHangingFruitInColdWeather

  26. adam from ny Says:

    if i was coach, at this point i pull a keyshaun on him…

    i deactivate him

  27. adam from ny Says:

    also i thought kj britt fell back into coverage, at least as good, or better than white generally does

  28. Zzbucs Says:

    He.s gone..
    And with this kind of attitude, he will never get the money he think he is worth.
    100mm? You will need another life to get that contract with tha attitude.

  29. Front Four Says:

    Healthy scratch. Did Todd tell him Britt would be starting that led White to say, “never mind, I’ll just stay home”.

  30. David Says:

    They screwed up not trading him and getting something in return

  31. adam from ny Says:

    so delvin white called in sick?


    i didn’t know you can do that when you get paid about 700k for the day

  32. adam from ny Says:

    or something like 175k per quarter

  33. Beej Says:

    We’ll get a 5th or something when he signs with another team

  34. gotbbucs Says:

    Mental midget

  35. Swanee22 Says:

    White is a cancer on this team. The team will play much better without him as a linebacker. Additionally he is an average LB at best. Blame the GM for drafting a head case .

  36. BucsFan81 Says:

    We just won 3 in a row without the guy and guys literally seemed excited playing today. Let Diva White stay home riding his horses for all I care. We don’t need him.


    We are so much better off without him.
    Onward & upward.

  38. IG#Shipwrecked_studios Says:

    3-0 without him. Safe to say we can move on. I’m pretty impressed with the team that we can go all the way back to Barret Ruud drafting serviceable quality MLB’s. We’ve drafted well at that position, and even though White was a high 1st rounder we won a S.B.!!! Moving on doesn’t sting as bad.

  39. Jeff Says:

    If Todd has a clue White is now a backup for the rest of the season.

  40. Lakeland Steve Says:

    Cut him and add a player who can actually help the team and wants to be there. This is a no brainer

  41. Jason Jackson Says:

    I agree with Chris O

  42. Kgh4life Says:

    I think it’s safe to say DW has quit on this team.

  43. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    We sat in section 119 row 2 behind Bucs bench white was laughing and joking like a teenage gossip queen he’s a selfish teammate have fun cowboy in your future

  44. optimisticbucsfan Says:

    Good riddance.

    He should be fined for detrimental team behavior.

    Good win today. Great win in fact

  45. BUCS4LIFE Says:

    Looks like career suicide to me. Don’t see how his latest BS isn’t costing him millions elsewhere. Good luck brother.

  46. Chefjeffrey Says:

    I dont know what happen with Devin, either behind the scenes, rather financial, ethical, or some violation trust matter. But this just looks and feels so, you know, you Kwon Alexander before… Great young, downhill after injuries, running back of the defense. Business as usual in the NFL. Useless you some GOAT of defense, (Ray Lewis, or like our #54 David, Brian Urlacher type leadership and solid consistent high level play) you aint getting a bigger contract. Unprofessional behavior, but you know, we pay nut jobs millions to make millions.

  47. orlbucfan Says:

    I’m really disappointed in White. One of his horses kicked him in the head. LVD, one of the best LBs evah, and future HOfamer, mentored/player coached this clown. White is one of the team captains? Spare me! Bowles will have no trouble clearing the deadwood off the D when the season ends.