Report: Commanders agree to terms with Cody Barton

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The Commanders are signing free agent linebacker Cody Barton to a one-year, fully guaranteed deal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

Barton played the past four seasons in Seattle after they made him a third-round selection in 2019 and signed him to a four-year, $3.62 million deal.

He started 11 of 17 games played last season after having started only five games his first three seasons. He made 136 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and six passes defensed in 2022 while seeing action on 859 defensive snaps and 269 on special teams.

In his four-year career, Barton has 231 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and eight pass breakups.

5 responses to “Report: Commanders agree to terms with Cody Barton

  1. Good for him. He was a solid player, but is not the one needed to get you to a SB. His biggest problem was not getting off blockers and being in the wrong position to stop the runner before the first down marker was gained. Still, he did a fine job and wish him well.

  2. He was absolutely horrible as a starting LB last year. He’s a special teamer that got a chance to start and didn’t have the talent to make it work. Nice enough kid but he gets sealed and makes most of his tackles 5+ yards off the LOS. The Hawks have major holes at LB’er and let him walk for a minimal contract. If he’s a ST signing then it’s pretty good. If it’s a starting LB then Commander fans will be seriously disappointed.

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