Buccaneers' Peyton Barber: Working on pass catching in OTAs
Barber logged plenty of pass-catching work out of the backfield during the first week of OTAs, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
Coach Bruce Arians has spoken of Barber's potential as a three-down back this offseason, and the way the fourth-year pro was utilized during the first week of on-field work supports the notion he'll have a chance to earn that type of role. The Auburn product has upped his rushing yardage with each passing season, but he dropped to 3.7 yards per carry last year and has just 41 receptions in 47 career games. Arians could have a larger passing-game role in mind for Barber, who notably didn't get any competition via the draft but will still be battling 2018 second-round pick Ronald Jones II for playing time.
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