Shaq Barrett’s agent optimistic about pass rusher’s future in Tampa

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Buccaneers pass rusher Shaq Barrett signed the franchise tag Wednesday, the team announced. Barrett did not get the long-term extension he wanted but still hopes to remain in Tampa long term.

That’s what he said Tuesday and his agent repeated Wednesday after the deadline for a long-term deal passed.

“There will not be a long-term deal at this time but optimistic about Shaq’s future in Tampa long term,” Drew Rosenhaus, Barrett’s agent, said.

Barrett has filed a grievance, arguing he’s a defensive end rather than a linebacker. The franchise tag for linebackers is $15.828 million but $17.788 million for defensive ends.

Barrett led the league with 19.5 sacks last season, his first year as a full-time starter.

2 responses to “Shaq Barrett’s agent optimistic about pass rusher’s future in Tampa

  1. buccaboo says:
    July 15, 2020 at 6:52 pm
    Pay the Man
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    Four seasons of being mediocre and one being top at that position. Pay the man? Serious? Which player are you going to get when he steps on the field again?

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