Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White is signing a one-year deal worth up to $7.5 million with the Philadelphia Eagles, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Frustrated at not being given a new contract last offseason, White requested a trade but instead played under the fifth-year option. He battled foot and groin injuries throughout the 2023 season and was replaced by KJ Britt as the Buccaneers fought for a playoff berth. The two traded turns in the postseason, with White playing 37 defensive snaps in two games.

White, 26, showed what he is capable of with an interception of Trevor Lawrence that capped a 30-12 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Christmas Eve. However, positional play has never been the problem for White; instead it was consistency as he was caught out of position multiple times. He surrendered an opening drive touchdown to Najee Harris in the flat when playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers and gave up a valuable TD to Christian McCaffrey last season against the San Francisco 49ers.

The Bucs’ fifth overall pick out of LSU in the 2019 NFL draft. White had his breakout season the following year, leading the Bucs with 140 combined tackles (97 solo) during the regular season, with 9 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble. recovery and 4 passes defended. Despite missing the wild card playoff game due to COVID-19, White led the Bucs with 38 combined postseason tackles (27 solo), 2 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions, including a pick-six of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in Super Come LV.

White has six multi-sack games in his career, including three-sack attempts against the Las Vegas Raiders and Atlanta Falcons in 2020. One of his most memorable performances was the Bucs’ win over the Seattle Seahawks in Munich in 2022 ( 21-16). recorded two sacks and a forced fumble from quarterback Geno Smith just days after his father, Carlos Thomas, died at age 45.

He has 364 tackles, 23 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and 3 interceptions in 76 career games.

ESPN’s Jenna Laine contributed to this report.

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