Monday, December 11, 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs' David, Mankins headed to Pro Bowl

TAMPA — The Bucs' presence at the Pro Bowl has doubled to four players, with linebacker Lavonte David and left guard Logan Mankins announced Sunday as replacements for Super Bowl-bound players.

Denver's victory in the AFC Championship Game means outside linebackers Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware can't play in Sunday's game in Hawaii. David, selected as an alternate, is headed to Hawaii for the first time in his four-year career. Carolina's win in the NFC title game means Trai Turner can't go, so Mankins replaces him for his seventh Pro Bowl appearance.

David, 26, led the Bucs with a career-best 147 tackles and added three sacks, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. Mankins, 33, was part of a line that helped Doug Martin finish second in the NFL in rushing.

David and Mankins join teammates Martin and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy at the game.

MALFUNCTION: The Patriots had technology trouble during the AFC Championship Game at Denver. The Microsoft tablet computers that coaches use on the sideline went out in the first half during a drive, according to multiple reports. The league announced that the tablets were functioning later in the half.

Manning pay: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who took a pay cut from $19 million to $9 million this season, made $2 million of it back as a bonus by reaching the Super Bowl, profootballtalk.com reported.

Man of the year: Giants quarterback Eli Manning, 49ers and former Florida State receiver Anquan Boldin and Saints tight end Ben Watson are the finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

Falcons: Ex-Bucs coach Raheem Morris was switched from coaching defensive backs to wide receivers, profootballtalk.com reported.

Vikings: Former Browns coach Pat Shurmur joined the coaching staff, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported, but his role was unclear.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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