One of the hottest free agents on the market once the signing period opens on March 17 will be Lavonte David. The fast and smart Buccaneers linebacker has plenty of suitors after his breakthrough role in helping Tampa Bay win Super Bowl LV.
And according to a report by Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com, the Cleveland Browns will be one of the teams chasing David. Cabot notes that sources have told him that the Browns will be interested in David as the team’s primary target in free agency.
David won’t come cheap. The 31-year-old has recorded at least 100 tackles in eight of his nine NFL seasons, all at Tampa Bay. David had 117 tackles, one INT, one sack, three forced fumbles, 12 tackles to lose and six PD in 2020.
However, there is a strong free agent market at the linebacker. The Browns have not prioritized spending in the job under general manager Andrew Berry. But since adding speed and versatility to the position is a major offseason need, perhaps David will attract the interest of the Browns.