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Week 17 Outlook
The Bucs activated LB Devin White from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
DL Steve McLendon was activated as well. Both players missed Tampa Bay's first playoff game on Saturday night but they'll be back for this Sunday's divisional matchup against the Saints. White's presence is a big one for this Buccaneers defense.
Buccaneers LB Devin White (COVID-19) is reportedly not expected to return for the team's postseason Wild Card matchup against the Washington Football Team on Saturday night.
White tested positive for COVID-19 this past Friday, which kept him out of the team's regular season finale against the Falcons in Week 17. Per league protocol, White needs to display no symptoms for 10 days, which won't occur until the day after the Bucs travel to Washington for their matchup. Jack Cichy and Kevin Minter will have big shoes to fill as they prepare to back-up the Pro-Bowl linebacker.
Tampa Bay has placed LB Devin White on the NFL's Reserve/COVID-19 list and he will be unavailable for Week 17.
White has had a stellar sophomore season to this point, racking up 140 tackles and nine sacks. The Bucs look to lock up the top wildcard spot Sunday against the Falcons and hopefully have one of their top playmakers back for a playoff run.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers star rookie linebacker Devin White is active for Week 15's contest against the Detroit Lions.
White has been an IDP force since returning from an early season injury, and will look to keep the good times rolling against the Lions. One of the more athletic sideline to sideline linebackers, White can also rush the passer, and make stops in the backfield. White should be trusted as an LB1 despite the illness.
Devin White turned in a monster performance during Sunday’s win over Jacksonville with seven total tackles (five solo), an interception, and he picked up a fumble recovery and brought it back for a score.
The Buccaneers rookie LB has 69 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception through Week 13. White is an IDP darling for years to come, start him across all leagues.