3 Buccaneers players who shouldn't be back in 2024, and 3 that should

It's time for the Bucs to build on a rather successful 2023.

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3. Devin White, LB

Last offseason, linebacker Devin White requested a trade out of Tampa Bay, as most of us remember. The Bucs did not grant his request, of course, and White played out the final year of his contract in Tampa. He even expressed a bit of regret for requesting a trade. Early in the regular season, White took to Instagram and commented on a post from the official Bucs account saying, "I'm stupid for trying to leave!"

While the Bucs defense did improve this year and looked strong, at times, under Todd Bowles, Tampa Bay likely won't pay White what he wants. The former Pro Bowl linebacker will probably be seeking to be paid like a top player at his position, but Tampa Bay shouldn't fork out that type of money. If anything, money should be spent elsewhere, such as the offensive line and quarterback position.

While proving to be a stout player at times, White has also been a liability against the run for the majority of his career. He is good, but not an elite player. He won't be worth the money he is seeking, and thus the Bucs should allow him to leave in free agency.