As the free agency period is set to begin, the Tampa bay Buccaneers made a move by securing the player who was their most consistent backfield presence when given the ball in 2017, as they have signed running back Peyton Barber.
The Bucs have signed RB Peyton Barber to a one-year, $630,000 contract through 2018, per league source. As of now, he could be in the mix to start at RB.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 13, 2018
The deal is for one year and worth $630,000. Barber was an exclusive rights free agent, and this deal will make him a restricted free agent in 2019.
Barber, who will be going into his third season in the NFL at 24 years old, was buried on the Bucs depth chart until injuries and poor play above him allowed for him to get his chance midway through the 2017 season. Barber finished 2017 with 423 yards on 108 carries with three rushing touchdowns. He also finished the year as the team’s starting running back.
Barber will likely compete for carries again with a new crop of running backs in Tampa Bay in 2018.