Linebacker Lavonte David has been one of the few bright spots this season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NFL’s co-leading solo tackler with 81 unassisted tackles, David was forced to miss last week’s game against the Chicago Bears with a hamstring injury, but the third-year pro is confident he will be back out on the field Sunday when the Buccaneers host the Cincinnati Bengals at Raymond James Stadium.
David returned to the practice field at One Buc Place on Friday.
“I’m feeling good and I feel real confident about Sunday,” David said. “We’re just working right now and when Sunday gets here we’ll see how it goes and we’ll see what the verdict is.”
It wasn’t easy for David, a 2013 All Pro selection, to watch last week’s 21-13 loss in Chicago from the sidelines.
Read more... Join the Conversation...
“It was hard – very hard,” he said. “Just sitting out for the first time since ever, it was real tough for me. Being a competitor, I want to go out there and compete with my teammates – it was tough.”