Raiders sign Peyton Barber off Washington practice squad

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Las Vegas is adding a running back to its roster.

According to multiple reports, the Raiders are signing Peyton Barber off Washington’s practice squad.

The Raiders had only two running backs on their active roster in Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake. They reportedly put in a claim on former Broncos running back Royce Freeman, but the Panthers came first in the claiming order.

Barber is entering his sixth season. He spent his first four with the Buccaneers before signing with the Football Team last spring. Barber rushed for 258 yards and four touchdowns last season, playing 18 percent of Washington’s offensive snaps and 30 percent of special teams snaps.

Overall, Barber has 2,245 yards rushing with 19 touchdowns plus 61 receptions for 361 yards and two touchdowns in his career.

The move leaves Washington without any running backs on its practice squad roster. The Football Team has Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic, and Jaret Patterson on its active roster.

6 responses to “Raiders sign Peyton Barber off Washington practice squad

  1. Washington only has 2 running backs on its active roster. McKissic is more of a receiver than a true running back.

  2. Solid move i reckon, i guess Regas lack of experience and pass protection ability the only reason he wasnt called up. His time will probably come in the future. Once Richard is back im sure Barber will be looking for another opportunity.

  3. Watching the highlights of Barber, he has quicker feet Than Ragas and finishes runs better, looks more compact, and powerful which means he can stop bigger blitzers at contact. This is a great move which helps to not put Carr’s health at risk!

    Plus this kid has some great pass catching hands!!!

    Ragas might just be on the PS all season. Someone will get hurt and also go in IR. This 3 or 4 back 45 will stay, plus ingold.

  4. Royce Freeman would not have helped the Raiders. I’m glad he signed elsewhere. I hope Barber can pass block. Raiders have some speedsters who can get deep, but you need time for those longer routes to materialize.

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