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Veteran Bucs inside linebacker Lavonte David (54), seen here at the team's mandatory minicamp in June, lost his father to liver cancer only a few weeks later.
Shortly after earning his college diploma, the veteran Bucs linebacker lost his dad to cancer.
Fellow starting safety Jordan Whitehead also hasn’t started training camp after testing positive for the virus.
The Bucs’ first training camp practice featured the return of fans.
Bucs notes | The undrafted free agent is back with Tampa Bay after initially having his military deferment denied.

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  1. Veteran Bucs inside linebacker Lavonte David (54), seen here at the team's mandatory minicamp in June, lost his father to liver cancer only a few weeks later.
  2. Bucs safeties Antoine Winfield Jr. (31) and safety Mike Edwards (32) stretch before practice Monday at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa. Winfield did not practice.
  3. Caden Jones, 10, of Tampa, shows his father , D’Andre Jones, of Tampa, a selfie he took while watching the Bucs at training camp Sunday at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  4. Bucs cornerback Cameron Kinley (26) warms up on the opening day of the team's training camp Sunday morning in Tampa.
  5. Bucs tailback Leonard Fournette (7), receiver Chris Godwin (14) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) prepare for practice at the team's mandatory minicamp in June.
  6. Wide receiver Justin Watson, pictured, and tight end Cameron Brate were placed on the active/Physically Unable to Perform list when players reported and underwent physicals Saturday.
  7. Tom Brady, pictured speaking during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House where the Bucs were honored by President Joe Biden Tuesday in Washington, D.C., gave a rousing speech at the Bucs’ ring ceremony two nights later that will be remembered for years to come.
  8. Bucs head coach Bruce Arians speaks at the podium during the Bucs' Super Bowl 55 ring ceremony at MidFlorida Amphitheatre in Tampa.
  9. Nobody is worried about last year,” said Bucs linebacker Devin White (45).
  10. The Bucs have announced they’ve placed safety Jordan Whitehead on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  11. The front of the Bucs' Super Bowl 55 championship ring.
  12. The front of the Bucs' Super Bowl 55 championship ring.
  13. Bucs running back Leonard Fournette (28) works for extra yards during Super Bowl 55 against the Chiefs in February. Fournette didn't join the team for its visit Tuesday to the White House.
  14. Tom Brady celebrates with his family as he hoists the Lombardi trophy after the Bucs' win in Super Bowl 55 in February at Raymond James Stadium.
  15. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, left, and President Joe Biden, right, arrive for a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday.
  16. Bucs rookie offensive lineman Robert Hainsey (70) works out during the team's rookie minicamp in May.
  17. Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin is proud of his dad's success and glad to have him on his staff.
  18. President Joe Biden, surrounded by members of the Bucs, speaks during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday in Washington, where the president honored the Super Bowl 55 champions. Head coach Bruce Arians, center, and quarterback Tom Brady, right, look on.
  19. President Joe Biden listens to Bucs quarterback Tom Brady during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday in Washington, where the president honored the Super Bowl 55 champions.
  20. President Bill Clinton works the phones from the Oval Office in this 1994 photo. A contingent of Bucs players and staff got to see the Oval Office during a visit to the White House in 1998.
  21. Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward (35) attempts to tackle Bucs running back Leonard Fournette (28) during Super Bowl 55 at Raymond James Stadium.
  22. Quarterback Tom Brady will have two healthy knees when he starts training camp with the Bucs next weekend.
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