Bucs Activate OLB Shaquil Barrett, Place CB Richard Sherman On IR, Among Other Moves

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday that they’ve activated OLB Shaquil Barrett and practice squad kicker Jose Borregales from the COVID-19 list and placed CB Richard Sherman on injured reserve. 

Shaq Barrett

Tampa Bay also signed WR John Hurst to their practice squad.

Barrett, 29, signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State in 2014. He was waived coming out of the preseason and re-signed to Denver’s practice squad. 

After bouncing back and forth between the practice squad and active roster, Barrett landed on the active roster at the end of his rookie year. Barrett signed with the Buccaneers as an unrestricted free agent in 2019 to a one-year, $4 million deal and was franchised in 2020. 

Tampa Bay re-signed Barrett to a four-year, $72 million extension in 2021 that included $34.75 million guaranteed. He’s set to make base salaries of $16 million and $14.25 million the next two seasons. 

In 2021, Barrett has appeared in 15 games for the Buccaneers and recorded 51 tackles, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles, two recoveries, one interception and four pass deflections.

Sherman, 33, is a former fifth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2011. He was entering the final of his five-year, $58.789 million contract when the Seahawks released him during the 2018 offseason.

The 49ers signed him to a three-year, $39.15 million contract and he was testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent this year before signing a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the Buccaneers.

In 2021, Sherman appeared in five games for the Buccaneers and recorded 11 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.

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