The Bucs continued to take advantage of some bargains in free agency by agreeing to terms with Broncos linebacker Shaquil Barrett on a one-year, $4-million contract.
Barrett, who had 14 career sacks in four seasons with Denver, will fit well into the 3-4 scheme of new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as an edge rusher. He also is an excellent special teams player.
"I knew it was coming, but I didn't want it to come," Barrett told 9News.com in Denver. "I wanted to be in Denver. That's my home. That's my family's home. It just didn't work out football-wise."
The 6-foot-2, 250-pound Barrett signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State in 2014.
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In 2015, he posted 41 tackles (28 solo), 5.5 sacks, four passes defensed, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and nine special-teams tackles.
He was part of the Super Bowl 50 team that defeated Carolina 24-10.
Last season, Barrett had 28 tackles, three sacks and a pass defensed.
Barrett will get a chance to compete for a starting job with Noah Spence at outside linebacker and could even be a situational pass rusher. With incentives, Barrett could earn as much as $5 million.