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Looking at defensive playing time

TAMPA, Fla. -- Even though he missed two games at the end of the season due to injury, linebacker Lavonte David still played more snaps than any other Tampa Bay defensive player.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, David was on the field for 855 snaps. Here’s a position-by-position look at how many plays each defensive player took part in.

Defensive line: Gerald McCoy 639, Michael Johnson 610, Clinton McDonald 594, William Gholston 544, Akee Spence 477, Jacquies Smith 437, Da'Quan Bowers 331, Larry English 246, T.J. Fatinikun 144, Adrian Clayborn 50, Lawrence Sidbury 20, George Uko 7, Steven Means 4.

Linebackers: Lavonte David 885, Danny Lansanah 605, Mason Foster 532, Dane Fletcher 341, Orie Lemon 184, Scott Solomon 164, Jonathan Casillas 103, Jason Williams 27, Brandon Magee 16.

Defensive backs: Johnthan Banks 877, Alterraun Verner 830, Dashon Goldson 760, Major Wright 482, Mark Barron 448, Bradley McDougald 427, Leonard Johnson 375, Crezdon Butler 177, Brandon Dixon 157, Isaiah Frey 122, Keith Tandy 64, Mike Jenkins 31, C.J. Wilson 25.