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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Five stops in start

    Minter totaled five tackles (three solo) in the Buccaneers' 28-24 win over the Jets in Week 17.

    Minter played on 93 percent of the defensive snaps (57) during the narrow win, checking in tied for second in tackles with cornerback Pierre Desir. The veteran has posted five stops apiece in each of the last two games while helping prop up the Buccaneers' depleted linebacker corps, and he could be in for another expanded role Week 18 versus the Panthers.

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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Notches sack in start

    Minter totaled five tackles (four solo), including a sack, during the Buccaneers' 32-6 win over the Panthers in Week 16.

    Minter's inclusion into the starting lineup in place of Lavonte David (IR-foot) was largely a success, with the veteran linebacker logging his second-highest snap count of the campaign and recording his first sack along the way. The 31-year-old could continue to serve as a solid IDP option over the final two games of the regular season with matchups against the mistake-prone Jets and Panthers offenses on tap.

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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Likely bound for starting role

    Minter is expected to move into a starting role at inside linebacker Sunday against the Panthers following Lavonte David's (foot) placement on injured reserve, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

    Minter has typically seen most of his action on special teams this season while serving as the No. 3 inside linebacker behind Devin White and David, who rarely leaves the field on defense when healthy. Tampa Bay could rotate multiple players alongside White while David is out, but Minter projects to see the overwhelming share of the vacated snaps, which should translate to plenty of opportunities to record tackles.

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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Cleared from COVID list

    Minter was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.

    Minter was forced to miss the team's Week 3 loss to the Rams while on the reserve list. In the Buccaneers' first two contests, Minter played exclusively on special teams and recorded a combined two tackles. He should be set for a similar role moving forward.

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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Lands on COVID list

    The Buccaneers placed Minter on the reserve/COVID 19 list Monday, Scott Smith of the team's official website reports.

    Minter will not count against the Bucs' 53-man roster while he is sidelined. To go along with his special-teams contributions, he is the primary reserve behind starting linebackers Lavonte David and Devin White. If he ultimately misses Week 3, look for K.J. Britt to serve as the primary depth at inside linebacker.

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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Re-signs with Tampa Bay

    The Buccaneers re-signed Minter to a one-year deal Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Minter played a depth role for the Bucs in 2020, only missing one game. While Minter has proved his talents in years past when he played in Arizona, the 30-year-old hasn't seen similar production since. The linebacker recorded 15 tackles and one pass breakup last year.

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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Returns from COVID list

    The Buccaneers activated Minter from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

    Minter missed last weekend's divisional-round win over the Saints while on the list, but he's since cleared all health-related protocols and is able to return to the roster. The veteran linebacker should fill a depth role during Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers.

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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Lands on COVID-19 list

    Minter was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Minter either tested positive for the virus or came into close contact with an infected person. If he's merely a close contact, Minter will be available for Sunday's playoff matchup against the Saints as long as he continues to test negative. Minter's role will drop off significantly regardless, as Devin White will return to this lineup this week.

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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Paces team in tackles

    Minter provided nine tackles (six solo) and defensed a pass in the Buccaneers' 44-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

    The veteran linebacker did a solid job while stepping in for Devin White (reserve/COVID-19), pacing the team in tackles in the big victory. Minter appeared in all 16 games for the Buccaneers this season, but the overwhelming bulk of his game action had come on special teams until he logged a whopping 72 snaps Sunday. Minter finished the regular season with 15 tackles (10 solo) and the defensed pass against the Falcons, but he'll be right back out there again in Saturday night's wild-card matchup against Washington with White already ruled out for that contest as well.

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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Re-ups with Tampa Bay

    Minter signed a one-year contract with the Buccaneers on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Minter is set to return for a third straight season as a depth option in Tampa Bay's linebacker corps. He started four games in 2019 while Devin White battled injuries, during which span he notched an impressive 30 total tackles and two defended passes.

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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Registers 10 tackles

    Minter made 10 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Saints.

    Although Devin White (knee) was active for this contest, Minter logged his fourth straight start and looked solid again. This was the third time in four games that Minter notched at least nine tackles. It wasn't revealed why White didn't play in this contest, but Minter may have earned himself a rotational role even when White returns.

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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Racks up production in spot start

    Minter totaled nine tackles (five solo), including two for loss, and one pass defensed in the Buccaneers' 55-40 win over the Rams on Sunday.

    Minter drew a second consecutive start for Devin White (knee) and excelled, co-leading the team in tackles and equaling a season high in the process. The veteran LSU product doesn't slot in as a starter when White is healthy, so despite his strong production on the first-team defense against the Rams, Minter doesn't quite carry the IDP value over the long term that his Week 4 numbers would imply.

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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Starting again in Week 3

    Minter will start for Devin White (knee) in Sunday's Week 3 tilt against the Giants, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    The veteran turned in a solid six-tackle effort versus the 49ers in the opener as a member of the first unit and will return to the starting lineup in White's stead. Minter will look to help Todd Bowles' unit contain a Giants offense helmed by first-time starter Daniel Jones and all-world running back Saquon Barkley.

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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Impressive Week 2 performance

    Minter recorded eight total tackles over 73 of 79 possible defensive snaps in Thursday's 20-14 win over Carolina.

    Minter also logged 13 snaps on special teams (52 percent) Thursday. The 28-year-old took over for Devin White after he exited in the first quarter with a knee injury. Minter certainly took advantage of the extra reps Thursday after not seeing a single defensive snap in Week 1's loss to the 49ers. If White isn't able to recover over the Buccaneers' extended time off, Minter would likely be Tampa Bay's favorite to fill in moving forward.

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  • Buccaneers' Kevin Minter: Sticking with Bucs

    Minter agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

    Minter has experience working with coach Bruce Arians from his time in Arizona. He played sparingly for the Bucs last season, appearing in five games and playing just 83 total snaps. Minter will have a chance to advance up the depth chart with Kwon Alexander heading to San Francisco.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 246 lbs
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Age: 33
School: LSU
Experience: 10