Peyton Barber

#25 RB / Tampa Bay Buccaneers / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 225 lb Age: 25 College: Auburn Bye 7

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    Buccaneers' Peyton Barber: Working on pass catching in OTAs

    Peyton 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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    Buccaneers' Peyton Barber: Stock rises after draft

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't draft any backfield competition for Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones, Jenna Laine of reports.Tampa Bay brass is at least being consistent after talking up Barber and Jones throughout the offseason. The former agreed to a one-year, $2.125 million contract in lieu of a restricted free-agent tender, hoping to build on a 2018 campaign in which he managed just 963 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns as a 16-game starter. Barber is a reliable player with no real hint of upside, while Jones is the exact opposite -- a 2018 second-round pick who barely played as a rookie. The Bucs hope Jones is ready for a much larger role in 2019, even if he doesn't usurp Barber for the starting job. The Tampa backfield also includes Shaun Wilson, Andre Ellington and Dare Ogunbowale, not to mention some incoming undrafted rookies.

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    Buccaneers' Peyton Barber: Re-ups with Tampa

    Peyton Barber agreed Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year contract, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Barber showed some signs of life during the second half of the 2018 campaign, but he didn't do enough to prevent the Buccaneers from actively seeking upgrades in the backfield. Whether it's 2018 second-round pick Ronald Jones or an offseason acquisition, Barber likely will face a serious challenge for the starting job. The new contract is in lieu of a restricted free-agent tender.

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    Buccaneers' Peyton Barber: Drawing praise from new coach

    Coach Bruce Arians praised Peyton Barber when addressing the media at Wednesday's NFL Scouting Combine, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Barber has averaged just 3.8 yards per carry over the last two seasons, but he finally showed some elusiveness in 2018 by popping off four runs of 20-plus yards after logging just two such carries in his previous 31 games. While he's still a work in progress as a runner on many levels, Arians seems to place more value on Barber's improvement to that rather than the tailback's overall inefficiency. With that said, Arians will also have 2018 second-rounder Ronald Jones to utilize in the backfield. It's also possible the team could add a running back in free agency or the draft, so Arians' comments are by no means any sort of confirmation of Barber's role in 2019.

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    Buccaneers' Peyton Barber: Finishes season in solid fashion

    Peyton Barber rushed 15 times for 66 yards and brought in his only target for two yards in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-32 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.Barber's solid final game was representative of what he proved capable of this season when he received decent blocking and logged sufficient carries. Having secured the starting job over second-round pick Ronald Jones II coming out of training camp, the third-year pro remained the lead back throughout 2018 and finished with 234 carries for 871 yards (3.7 yards per rush) and five touchdowns while adding 20 receptions (on 29 targets) for 92 yards (4.6 YPC) and another score. Barber was able to post just a single 100-yard game, but he eclipsed 80 yards on three other occasions and never saw more than 19 carries in any contest. Barber has proven a serviceable option thus far, but it certainly wouldn't be surprising to see the Buccaneers dip right back into the running back pool in April's draft, considering the negligible production that Jones offered during his forgettable rookie campaign.

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    Buccaneers' Peyton Barber: Tough sledding on ground in loss

    Peyton Barber rushed 17 times for 43 yards and brought in all three of his targets for 13 yards in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 27-20 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.Barber was repeatedly stymied on the ground by a stingy Cowboys front, leading to fourth sub-50-yard tally of the last five games. Barber has been at 3.0 yards per carry or worse in all four contests, as the Tampa Bay offensive line has consistently had trouble creating running lanes. The 24-year-old will try to close out the season on a strong note against the Falcons in Week 17.

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    Buccaneers' Peyton Barber: Solid effort in loss

    Peyton Barber rushed 19 times for 85 yards and a touchdown and brought in both of his targets for four yards in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 20-12 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.As has been the case in multiple games this season, Barber put together a solid game as far as efficiency is concerned, but his touches were once again limited by game flow. Barber's three-yard touchdown in the second quarter was his fourth in the last five games, and he's now averaged 4.5 yards or better in four of his last eight contests. The four-year pro figures to remain in firm possession of the lead-back role over the final two games of the season, and he'll look to continue closing out the campaign with some momentum versus the Cowboys in Week 16.

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    Buccaneers' Peyton Barber: Struggles for running room in loss

    Peyton Barber rushed 14 times for 42 yards and brought in one of his two targets for two yards in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 28-14 loss to the Saints on Sunday.It was yet another frustrating afternoon on the ground for Barber, who found running room at a premium against one of the NFL's stingiest run defenses. The second-year back now has been under 50 rushing yards in three straight games, and he's managed no better than Sunday's 3.0 yards per carry in any of those contests. Barber has a firm grasp on the lead-back role, but there may be no other team in the league at the moment in which that job has less value. He'll have an uphill battle to improve on his numbers against the dominant Ravens defense Week 15.

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    Buccaneers' Peyton Barber: Scores for third straight game

    Peyton Barber carried 16 times for 45 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Panthers. He also lost a fumble in the 24-17 win.Barber averaged just 2.8 yards per carry and did little outside a long gain of 17 yards. He helped put the game away with a 1-yard touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter, giving him three rushing touchdowns in as many weeks. He could have had another score, but he fumbled at the 1-yard line to tarnish a long, methodical drive. Barber has topped 70 rushing yards just three times this season, but he continues to receive touches near the goal line thanks to the team's prolific passing attack. He'll look to keep his scoring streak alive next Sunday against the Saints.

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    Buccaneers' Peyton Barber: Cleared for Carolina game

    Peyton Barber (ankle/shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Panthers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.Barber sandwiched full practices Wednesday and Friday around a limited session Thursday. His availability never seemed to be in question, but there is some cause for concern regarding his future workload after coach Dirk Koetter said fellow running back Ronald Jones will be active this week. The rookie second-round pick poached some work from Barber in Weeks 4 through 8 before a hamstring injury knocked him out of the lineup. It may not happen this weekend, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers probably want to get a better look at the 21-year-old at some point in December.