Buccaneers LB Lavonte David (groin) will not play in Week 13 against the Panthers.
The Bucs will be without David (groin) and Devin White (foot), as both are dealing with injuries. Their absence means linebackers K.J. Britt and J.J. Russell will tasked with stepping up to stop the Panthers offense this week — a job that shouldn’t prove to be overly difficult. Britt was a fifth-round pick by the Bucs in 2021, while Russell has stuck around on the practice squad since being signed as a UDFA in 2022. The loss of David and White could benefit Chuba Hubbard, who has led the Panthers’ backfield in recent weeks, working in on both early downs and passing situations.