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  • Commanders' Cody Barton: Records 121 tackles

    Barton recorded 121 tackles (67 solo) and one interception in 13 games during the 2023 season. The 2019 third-round pick played 93.4 percent of Washington's defensive snaps when he was on the field after taking 77.4 percent of the snaps in a 17-game, 136-tackle campaign for Seattle the year prior. From a non-fantasy standpoint, Barton was mostly a special teams guy his first three professional seasons, and there's some chance he lands back in that type of role for 2024 after playing out 2023 on a one-year, $3.5 million contract. The defenses he played for the past two years both ranked near the bottom of the league in numerous statistical categories, with Barton landing 59th and 75th in PFF grade among qualified linebackers.
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  • Commanders' Cody Barton: Reaches double-digit tackles again

    Barton finished Sunday's 27-10 loss to the 49ers with a game-high 12 tackles (nine solo). Barton reached double-digit tackles for the fourth straight game. He's played every single defensive snap in all but one of his 12 games this season. Barton has 113 total tackles -- two less than team leader Kamren Curl -- along with an interception this season.
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  • Commanders' Cody Barton: Posts big effort in Week 16 loss

    Barton recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) and one interception in Sunday's loss to the Jets. Barton finished second on the Commanders in stops, posting his third straight double-digit tackle performance. The fifth-year pro added a third-quarter interception that he ran back 52 yards to help set up Washington's second score of the game. Barton missed four games earlier in the campaign due to an ankle injury, but his big effort Sunday pushed him up to 101 tackles on the season, marking the second straight year he's reached triple-digit stops.
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  • Commanders' Cody Barton: Activated off injured reserve

    The Commanders activated Barton (ankle) off injured reserve Wednesday, Zach Selby of the team's official site reports. Barton was placed on injured reserve after hurting his ankle during the team's Week 7 loss to the Giants, but he will now make his return to the field. The 27-year-old has been a full participant in practice all week and will not carry an injury designation heading into Thursday's game versus Dallas.
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  • Commanders' Cody Barton: Set to be activated off IR

    The Commanders expect to activate Barton (ankle) off injured reserve Wednesday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports. Barton has been out since injuring his ankle during the team's Week 7 loss to the Giants but is now one step closer to making his return. The 27-year-old was listed as a full participant in practice for both Monday's and Tuesday's practices, so he should have an ample opportunity to play in Thursday's matchup against the Cowboys.
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  • Commanders' Cody Barton: Designated to return from IR

    The Commanders designated Barton (ankle) to return from injured reserve Monday. Barton was injured in Week 7 and has missed the required four games on injured reserve. Prior to his injury, Barton had played every defensive snap for Washington. On the year, he's recorded 61 tackles (33 solo), one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery. Washington will have 21 days to activate Barton.
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  • Commanders' Cody Barton: Misses practice to start week

    Barton (ankle) did not participate at practice Wednesday. Barton was suspected to have sustained a high-ankle sprain during Sunday's game at the Giants, so it comes as no surprise that he wasn't able to suit up for practice Wednesday. Unless he can return to practice in some capacity Thursday or Friday, he'd be a good bet to sit out in Week 8 versus Philadelphia.
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  • Commanders' Cody Barton: Leads team in tackles

    Barton logged 14 tackles (five solo) during Washington's 24-16 win versus the Falcons on Sunday. Barton led the team in tackles while recording a new season high as he helped the Commanders shut down the Falcons offense. The 26-year-old currently leads the team in tackles with 59 (32 solo) and will look to add to those totals against the Giants next week.
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  • Commanders' Cody Barton: Tallies nine tackles Sunday

    Barton recorded nine tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 34-31 overtime loss at the Eagles. It was the third straight game in which Barton has managed nine or more tackles. He's still on pace to top 150 tackles on the season going into a Week 5 matchup versus a Bears offense that has been balanced, though not exactly impressive through four weeks.
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  • Commanders' Cody Barton: Double-digit tackles in win

    Barton recorded 10 tackles (four solo) and recovered a fumble in Sunday's 35-33 win over the Broncos. Barton led the team in takedowns and recovered a fumble for the first time since his rookie campaign in 2019. The linebacker has compiled 15 tackles over his first two contests with Washington after signing with the team in the offseason.
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  • Commanders' Cody Barton: Battling hip flexor issue

    Barton didn't participate in Friday's practice due to a hip flexor injury, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Selected No. 88 overall by the Seahawks in the 2019 Draft, Barton inked a one-year, $3.5 million deal with Washington earlier in the offseason. He's missed just one game in his pro career and played a career-high 895 defensive snaps for Seattle last season while also being a fixture on special teams.
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  • Seahawks' Cody Barton: Mediocre outing in win

    Barton recorded six tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 23-6 win over the Jets. Barton had gone six consecutive games with at least seven stops made prior to Sunday, but he ultimately failed to reach that mark again in Week 17 versus New York. With the NFL's No. 3 leading tackler in Jordyn Brooks having suffered a season-ending torn ACL this past weekend, Barton figures to absorb a larger role in Week 18 against the Rams, and if applicable, the postseason.
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  • Seahawks' Cody Barton: Productive outing in loss

    Barton recorded nine tackles (eight solo) and one interception during Sunday's 21-16 loss to Tampa Bay. Barton notched his most tackles in a game since Week 5 and picked off his first pass of the season, which set up a fourth-quarter touchdown for Seattle's offense. Across 10 appearances, the fourth-year linebacker has totaled 71 tackles, three pass defenses, two sacks and one interception.
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  • Seahawks' Cody Barton: Limited Thursday

    Barton (shoulder/hip) was listed as a limited participant on the Seahawks' practice report Thursday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports. Barton returned to practice after sitting out with shoulder and hip injuries during Seattle's sessions Wednesday, though the exact nature and severity of these issues are still unclear. The starting inside linebacker recorded 11 tackles while playing 96 percent of the Seahawks' defensive snaps in Week 2, and his ability to participate Thursday is a positive sign for his health heading into this Sunday's game against Atlanta.
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  • Seahawks' Cody Barton: Another double-digit tackle outing

    Barton notched 11 tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 27-7 loss to the 49ers. Barton moved into a starting role in the absence of Bobby Wagner and has recorded 21 tackles and a sack through his first two games. The 2019 third-round pick is playing nearly every defensive snap and has already proven to be a high-volume tackler, so he should be rostered in basically every IDP league.
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  • Seahawks' Cody Barton: Running with first team

    Barton has been working with the first-team defense during training camp, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports. Barton is the next man up after the Seahawks cut Bobby Wagner and didn't sign or draft a viable replacement during the offseason. Last year, Barton started two games and posted 18 tackles (12 solo) and a pass breakup. It wouldn't be surprising if the team brings in some competition for Barton, but as long as he's in a starting role, he should have secure IDP upside.
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  • Seahawks' Cody Barton: Inactive against Green Bay

    Barton (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers. Barton had appeared in each of the first eight games of the season but was unable to practice this week. Jordyn Brooks should see plenty of work at linebacker Sunday.
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  • Seahawks' Cody Barton: Limited in Thursday's practice

    Barton (quadriceps) was limited in Thursday's practice, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Barton had been unable to participate in practice since last Wednesday, and he didn't take part in many activities during his return to the field Thursday. Whether he'll be available for Saturday's preseason opener against the Raiders remains to be seen.
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  • Seahawks' Cody Barton: Star special-teams performer

    Barton posted 35 tackles and two forced fumbles over 16 games during the 2020 season. Barton made two starts at linebacker this year, and he was successful in those games, including a 14-tackle effort in Week 5 against Minnesota. However, he was most noticeable on special teams, where he racked up 17 tackles, leading the team and ranking second in the league. The 2019 third-round pick could take on a larger role in 2021 if K.J. Wright walks in free agency, but he should continue to have an impact in a special-teams role regardless.
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  • Seahawks' Cody Barton: Makes four starts as rookie

    Barton registered eight tackles, a sack and two pass breakups over two playoff games and recorded 23 tackles and a pass breakup over 16 regular-season games. The rookie third-round pick out of Utah jumped ahead of Shaquem Griffin on the depth chart and linebacker and made four starts -- including in both postseason contests -- while Mychal Kendricks battled hamstring and knee injuries. Kendricks likely won't be back for the 2020 season due to a torn ACL on top of pending legal issues, so Barton could retain a full-time starting role heading into training camp. If the Seahawks bring in another outside linebacker or edge rusher, however, Barton's path to relevance in IDP leagues will be more uncertain.
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