Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ linebacker Devin White has reported to Mandatory Minicamp, well he’s there but not participating.
Devin White is here at Bucs practice. No helmet, so doesn’t look like he’ll do too much today. pic.twitter.com/MhgSaCCEq8
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) June 13, 2023
White is reportedly “Holding In”. In this process as explained by Pewter Report’s Scott Reynolds, the player “reports” to mandatory camp, but doesn’t practice. This allows the player to avoid the fines associated with “Holding Out”, but still hold out.
It appears White might be "holding in" instead of holding out to avoid fines by the team.
White is seeking between $18M-$20M… pic.twitter.com/g0rqnNxms3
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 13, 2023
This all centers around the contract extension negotiations between White and the Bucs. As of now White has an $11.7 million dollar guaranteed salary for 2023 under his fifth-year rookie deal. Negotiations broke down earlier this offseason when the Buccaneers reportedly failed to meet his $100 million dollar threshold of White’s demands.
At the end of the day this is a business. White looking to maximize his worth isn’t weird. The Buccaneers wanting the best bargain isn’t odd either.
Here are shots of Devin White, Ryan Jensen and Shaq Barrett at mandatory minicamp. White dressed, but not participating in drills. Jensen was getting in the mix (Stinnie, too). Barrett was off to the side briefly as he works himself back from injury. #GoBucs | @10TampaBay pic.twitter.com/P2L7H6p2P2
— Evan Closky (@ECloskyWTSP) June 13, 2023