The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Denver outside linebacker Shaq Barrett to a one-year deal worth $4 million with incentives that can add an additional $1 million.
The 6-foot-2, 250-pound outside linebacker entered the league with the Broncos in 2014 out of Colorado State but failed to make the 53-man roster. Barrett led the NFL in sacks in the 2015 preseason and went on to spend the last four years recording 151 tackles, 14 sacks and eight forced fumbles in Denver.
Barrett’s best season came as a rookie when he recorded 50 tackles, 5.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and two forced fumbles. His production dipped last year as he missed three games and notched 28 tackles, three sacks and one pass breakup.
The versatile Barrett will compete for playing time with Carl Nassib at strongside linebacker and also play nickel linebacker and defensive end in sub packages. In Denver, Barrett also excelled on special teams.