The Buccaneers are keeping Peyton Barber in the fold. On Wednesday, the Bucs re-signed the running back rather than placing the low-round tender on the restricted free agent, as Greg Auman of The Athletic tweets.
The low-round tender, worth $2.02MM, would have given the Bucs the first right of refusal. However, they would have received no compensation for the former undrafted free agent if they chose not to match. Conversely, with the second-round tender, the Bucs probably would have been able to scare away any other interested team. That tender, meanwhile, would have cost them just over $3MM for 2019. They avoided that whole mess by simply hammering out a one-year deal with him.
Barber, 25, ran for 871 yards off of 234 carries last year, giving him a 3.7 yards per tote average. That mark was a career low for him, while his 234 carries were far and away his career best.
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