Rick Stroud reports that the Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with OLB Shaq Barrett.
- According to Adam Schefter, Barrett receives a one-year contract worth $5 million.
The Buccaneers have already confirmed the news:
We have agreed to terms with LB Shaquil Barrett. pic.twitter.com/mOry6XN709
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) March 15, 2019
The Bengals brought Barrett in for a visit on Thursday, but it appears as though the Buccaneers wound up being his best option in the end.
Barrett should be a good addition for the Buccaneers, who are transitioning to a 3-4 defense under new DC Todd Bowles.
Barrett, 26, wound up signing on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State back in 2014. He was on and off of their practice squad during his rookie season but managed to make the 53-man roster in each of the following two seasons.
The Broncos re-signed Barrett to a one-year restricted deal worth $2.194 for the 2018 season. He’s testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
In 2018, Barrett has appeared in 12 games for the Broncos and recorded 27 tackles, three sacks and a pass defense.
We had him featured in our Top 100 Available Free Agents list.