Barrett is signing a one-year, $5 million contract with Tampa Bay, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Barrett caught on with the Denver practice squad as an undrafted rookie in 2014, eventually piling up 137 tackles, 14 sacks and seven forced fumbles in 61 games (15 starts, 1,856 defensive snaps). He's a natural fit at outside linebacker with the Buccaneers transitioning to a 3-4 base scheme under new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. The 26-year-old projects as a starter at this stage of the offseason, but things could change in a hurry if the Bucs draft an edge rusher (e.g. Kentucky's Josh Allen) at No. 5 overall. Barrett might also face some competition from disappointing 2016 second-round pick Noah Spence, who is expected to make the transition from defensive end to OLB.
Barrett will rejoin the lineup after missing three straight games due to his hip injury. He should rotate in as a pass rusher for the Broncos, looking to add to his three sacks through 11 games played this season.
Barrett hasn't played since Week 12 due to his hip injury, but he was limited in practice Thursday and appears to be recovering well. If he returns, he'll figure to see limited snaps while operating as a backup to starting outside linebackers Von Miller and Bradley Chubb.
Barrett (hip) is ruled out for Saturday's game against the Browns, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Barrett continues to nurse a hip flexor injury sustained Week 12, and will not suit up against the Browns. As long as the 25-year-old remains sidelined, Jeff Holland will serve as the top backup to rookie Bradley Chubb.
Barrett (hip) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Barrett suffered a hip flexor injury Week 12 against the Steelers and was expected to miss a few weeks, so his absence isn't surprising. The 25-year-old would need to show significant progress next week if he is to gain clearance to take the field Week 15 against Cleveland.
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