Shaq Barrett visits the Bengals

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Former Broncos linebacker Shaquil Barrett has a visit lined up.

Barrett will visit the Bengals today, a league source tells PFT.

The 26-year-old Barrett has played his entire five-year career with the Broncos. He has rarely been a starter, but he’s a good athlete who does a lot on special teams.

New Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo would like to bring in some more young talent, and Barrett is a player who might start in Cincinnati.

Barrett is the No. 43 player in our Free Agent Top 100.

6 responses to “Shaq Barrett visits the Bengals

  1. tylawspick6 says:
    March 14, 2019 at 10:09 am
    Another disappointment and cap casualty.
    Really? The average career for NFL players is 3.5 seasons so a undrafted FA lasting 5 seasons isn`t a disappointment. He wasn`t a cap casualty he`s a FA. He was restricted last season with a 2nd round tender so unless they franchised him this season they had no choice but to let him test FA. He is the perfect type of player to sign in FA.

  2. So the Broncos new head coach is an expert on linebackers and he thinks this guy can go. But the Bengals know better. Ok.

  3. “So the Broncos new head coach is an expert on linebackers and he thinks this guy can go”


    They put a second round tender on him last year and this year it was franchise tag or walk. Barrett has shown excellent potential and was a valuable member of their team, but there was no way he was starting over Miller and Chubb and he’s shown enough good work to compete for a starting job somewhere. There really wasn’t a way they were going to retain him. 14 sacks in three years (he missed his rookie year) and 7 forced fumbles as rotational pass rusher is pretty decent production.

    That said, Barrett is most definitely a 3-4 pass rushing linebacker. He’d have to play DE for the Bengals, which I don’t see working nearly as well as his natural position at OLB. I’m intrigued that another AFCN team, the Ravens, haven’t looked at him as a possible signing. Any 3-4 team without a definite starter at OLB should take a look at him (despite tylawspick6’s expert analysis).

  4. Everyone is getting butt hurt about free agency. The WORST 3 teams in the NFL the past two seasons are the Browns, Raiders, and Jets. Not a coincidence they are the teams people are comparing their teams to. Why? They stink! Top tier teams build through the draft!

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