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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