Did Buccaneers’ White Announce He’s Leaving Tampa Bay?


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the process of shedding salary to get under the league’s salary cap by March 15th. Reports have come out that the team will/is releasing tight end Cameron Brate, running back Leonard Fournette and offensive tackle Donovan Smith. These three moves aren’t even close to cutting the amount of salary the teams needs to. So who’s next?

Buccaneers’ linebacker Devin White has hit send on some cryptic post on Instagram, and they seem to elude to saying “Thank Ya” to the Buccaneers. No reports have officially been made, so we, like Greg Auman of Fox Sports are trying to read between the lines here.

White is due an extension after the 2023 season. His salary cap hit is high, but would the Buccaneers really look to move on from White? Would this be via a trade or just a straight release? It’s hard to fathom cutting ties with a linebacker with so much talent. But White stated in his rookie year he wanted to be a $100 million linebacker. Projections have him earning closer to $80 million on his second professional contract. So this may be a difference in opinion on value between him and the team. Or, it may just be a money move.

All About The Benjamin’s?

Cutting ties with White would save a significant amount of money, as Greg Auman of Fox Sports points out,

“Devin White represents one of the few big salaries on the Bucs’ roster that doesn’t have dead money associated. He’s due to make $11.7 million, and Bucs would save all of that against the cap if they were to make a trade. This wouldn’t be a cut situation.

Again, there is no official report, but if you read between the lines White might be on his way out. We’ll keep you posted.

Updated at 12:30pm ET

From Devin White himself in response to his posts.

“Reflecting on how fast my first four years went by, def a thanks to Bucs fans “good & mean ones lol😂” The upside is scary 💪🏾”

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