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.
Barton (thigh) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Barton is back on track to play Sunday against the Cardinals after being limited Wednesday with a thigh injury. With Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) trending down for Week 16, Barton could be in line for another start at strong-side linebacker.
Barton was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a thigh injury, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Barton played 81 defensive snaps and racked up 10 tackles and a half-sack during Sunday's win over the Panthers, but he apparently picked up the thigh injury at some point. The fact the 23-year-old began the week practicing in some capacity puts him on track to play Week 16.
Barton made 10 tackles and 0.5 sacks in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Panthers.
Barton started a second straight game with Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) still on the shelf. The rookie third-round pick performed well with the best tackling performance of his career while getting to the quarterback for the first time. Barton has a good shot to start again in Week 16 against the Cardinals since Bobby Wagner suffered a sprained ankle Sunday and Kendricks isn't a lock to be ready in time, either.
Barton (knee/ankle) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Barton was banged up after making his first career start in place of Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) in Week 14's loss to the Rams. However, the rookie third-round pick had an MRI that cleared him moving forward. If Kendricks misses another game, Barton's in line for another start against the Panthers on Sunday.
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Barton (ankle/knee) is scheduled for an MRI, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Barton drew the start at outside linebacker in place of Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) during Week 14's loss to the Rams, during which the rookie third-round pick played through ankle and knee pain. He notched a career-high four tackles (one solo) and one defended pass, and will now undergo an MRI to diagnose the severity of his injury.
With fellow linebacker Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) doubtful for Sunday's game against the Rams, Barton is in line to start at outside linebacker, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Kendricks continues to deal with the hamstring issue that flared up last week and he failed to suit up in practice this week in any fashion. Barton has been used sparingly this season, however, seeing just 18 defensive snaps and logging six tackles. Even if Barton is thrust into the starting lineup, the Seahawks could elect to play more nickel coverage, leaving Barton out of the lineup in that instance.
Barton has impressed Seattle's coaching staff, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
Barton has reportedly stood out since reporting to Seahawks' facilities in May. The rookie third-round pick kept up his momentum during Thursday's preseason game against the Broncos, recording five tackles across 23 defensive snaps. He's doing his part to carve out a rotational role in Seattle's defense.
Barton (groin) recorded five tackles (two solo) during Thursday's preseason game against the Seahawks.
Barton appears to have recovered from the first-degree groin sprain that nearly kept him out of Thursday's contest. The rookie third-round pick out of Utah will now resume competing for a rotational role in Seattle's crowded linebacker group.
Barton is nursing a first-degree groin strain, and his status for Thursday's preseason game against Denver is up in the air, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Barton reportedly was having an impressive camp before sustaining this injury. When healthy, the rookie figures to slot into a depth role in Seattle's stacked linebacking corps.
The Seahawks selected Barton in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 88th overall.
Barton was a bit of a late bloomer at Utah, but in 2018 he was highly productive on a defense that allowed under 2.5 yards per carry to opposing offenses. He possesses plus athleticism at 6-foot-3, 237 pounds, boasting a 4.64-second 40-yard dash and elite agility score (10.93). He'll likely play special teams for most of 2019, but he could be a long-term replacement for K.J. Wright.
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