Shaquil Barrett Officially Signs Franchise Tag Tender… Still Pending Grievance Fight
Buccaneers edge rusher Shaquil Barrett signed his franchise tag tender today before the deadline. Barrett is fighting the Buccaneers for a grievance to have the tag be as a Defensive End instead of Linebacker. The LB tag right now is worth $15.8M while the DE tag is $2M more. Barrett had hoped to come to a long term agreement with the Buccaneers but they were unable to come to terms. Barrett’s agent Drew Rosenhaus released a statement saying: “there will not be a long-term deal at this time, but optimistic about Shaq’s future in Tampa long term.” Barrett led the NFL in sacks last season with 19.5 sacks.
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