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February 24, 2011 @ 2:58 pm
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Barber Signed For $4 Million

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Bucs CB Ronde Barber will receive a base salary of $4 million for the 2011 season. Barber was paid a base salary of $3 million in 2010.
PewterReport.com has learned through NFLPA records that cornerback Ronde Barber received a contract with a base salary of $4 million for the 2011 season. Barber signed a one-year contract on Tuesday to return for his 15th NFL season. Last year Barber’s base salary was for $3 million.   

Tampa Bay selected Barber out of Virginia in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Barber is the Bucs franchise leader in interceptions with 40. He has 26 career sacks, 120 passes defensed, and 11 forced fumbles. He is second in team history with 1,258 tackles. If Barber plays in all 16 games next season he will pass retired linebacker Derrick Brooks as the Buccaneer with the most starts in team history with 225.



"We're excited that Ronde will continue to build on his Hall of Fame career in 2011," said general manager Mark Dominik. "Last season, Ronde once again showed that he's an invaluable professional and mentor to our young football team, both on and off the field. I'm also happy that our fans can continue to enjoy one of the Buccaneers' all-time greats."

Last year Barber had 102 tackles with nine tackles for a loss, 16 passes broken up, one sack, one forced fumble, and three interceptions. Those numbers were better than his 2009 totals of 93 tackles, seven passes broken up, seven tackles for a loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and zero interceptions. He also returned a blocked punt for a touchdown in 2009.

Barber is the last remaining player on the Bucs roster from 2002 Super Bowl Championship team.

UPDATE: ESPN's Pat Yasinskas reports that Barber does not have any incentives or bonuses in the contract. Yasinskas writes, "I’ve done a little more checking around and Barber’s contract is very simple, compared to a lot of other NFL deals. It’s worth a straight $4 million. There are no incentives or bonuses involved and Barber will count $4 million against the salary cap, assuming there is a labor agreement and a salary cap. For those keeping score at home, Barber’s deal puts the Bucs up around $63 million in money committed toward a 2011 salary cap. That’s still the lowest figure in the league."
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    ronde has always been a quality player, but with the recent purge of all the vets a couple years back, it left barber in clear possession of the veteran leader role...at first during the 3-13 season he was a bit shaky, but last year he really really grasped his role and performed stellar on the field as well as in the lockeroom....this guy is securing a spot in canton slowly but surely and this team needs every aspect of his game and lockeroom persona...go ronde....hope you are back next year as well....adam from ny
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    I think they over paid - I think the Bucs are preparing for a salary cap, meaning there will be a salary cap floor. The Bucs will need to sign some players at decent contracts to get to the salary floor. I'm happy for Ronde and glad he got his :)
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    I think $4M is very reasonable for Barber. He's on the field every down and is the best nickel corner we've ever had (or ever will have). He even plays a little LB in some defences and is likely our surest tackler. Add on the experience factor for leading a bunch of young guys on D, and we essentially have a coach on the field. I have no issues rewarding Barber for his continued stellar play. It is well deserved.
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    Well one of the good guys has resign for another year, Plus he is an added bonus because any of the newest bucs that come on board can ask for guidance on what to do in certain sistutations. GO JOB BUCS
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    Horse...it's all good, man. We still have a ton of cap space. Barber is needed in a year where we wont get another corner in FA or the draft (although I wish we'd step up for Asomugha!!!) who can step up and consistently start like Barber can.
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    Wow! That's a lot of money for a guy who is 36. How can we possibly sign other players that are so so starters for less than 4 million? My math tells me that we are looking at a minimum of a 100 million dollar base? Wow! I don't get this? We say we will not spend money on older players and we sign Barber for 4 million? I am in shock and bewildered. Please FLBoyi Dallas help me out here with this logi. I need our wisdom here. I like barber, but 4 million?
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    Oh those cheap Glazers? Four million dollars doesn't seem like chump change to me.
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