After several months of negotiations, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a deal with rookie linebacker Devin White, the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the team announced Saturday.
As is the case with all first-round selections, White’s contract will span four years with a team option in Year 5.
With Buccaneers’ rookies reporting to training camp July 21, avoiding any outside distraction by inking White, who’s projected to start next to inside linebacker Lavonte David, bodes well for the franchise as the defense continues to retool under new coordinator Todd Bowles.
Now that White is off the board, Niners defensive end Nick Bosa, Jets defensive end Quinnen Williams, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and Panthers defensive end Brian Burns remain as the only first round draftees who have yet to sign a contract.
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