Found March 23, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
Photo Credit: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with veteran cornerback Ronde Barber on a one-year contract. Terms were not disclosed, according to the team’s press release. However, Barber earned $4 million for the 2011 NFL season.  Barber has spent his entire 15-year career with the Buccaneers, and the franchise’s record book has his name written throughout the pages, as well as the NFL’s. The Virginia native currently holds the longest active streak for starts in the NFL with 199, as he started every game for the team since Week 10 of the 1999 campaign. Barber’s consecutive starts streak is also the longest by a cornerback in NFL history, while his 224 consecutive games played is tied for the second-longest streak by a defensive player in the NFL since 1970. Barber has 43 career interceptions and 27 career sacks, making him the only player in NFL history to have 40 or more interceptions and 25 or more sacks in a career. In ...

Free Agency resets Buccaneers draft priorities

Recently some previous notes revealed what some people close to the Buccaneers organization said were top priorities of the 2012 offseason. Within the first 24 hours of the opening of free agency, the Buccaneers cleared half the list, and since have addressed a third position.Cornerback - Added Eric Wright, free agent from the Detroit LionsOffensive Line - Added Carl Nicks, all-pro...

Bucs sign Meredith, cut Crowder, Reed

APNewsNow. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free agent tackle Jamon Meredith to a two-year contract. Tampa Bay also has released defensive ends Tim Crowder and Nick Reed. Meredith enters his NFL season, but has played in only 17 games, starting four. He was with Pittsburgh last season. Crowder has spent the past three seasons with the Buccaneers, playing in 41 games with 13...

Report: 49ers sign QB Johnson

The San Francisco 49ers have reached an agreement with free agent quarterback Josh Johnson.The San Francisco Chronicle, citing a league source, reported the deal was for two years.The 25-year-old Johnson has spent the past three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, seeing extensive action in only one game last season.A fifth-round draft pick out of San Diego in 2008, Johnson saw...

Ronde Barber to return for 16th season

The Iron Man is will show his mettle for at least one more year. Ronde Barber, a fixture of the Tampa Bay Bucs secondary since the late 1990s, will return for his 16th season, the club announced Wednesday. Thats good news for a secondary that was burned for a league-worst 30 touchdowns last year. The 36-year-old cornerback currently holds the longest active streak for starts in...

Report: Bucs QB Freeman to wait on discussing new pact

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman isn't rushing to discuss the terms of a new contract, the Tampa Bay Times reported on Saturday. "We haven't had any discussions about it," said Ron Freeman, who serves as his son's agent. "I think there's no rush. Obviously, we want to have something done by 2013. It's really kind of wait and see....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers-QB Josh Freeman won’t start contract extension talks

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and QB Josh Freeman are not expected to start contract extension talks this season. With two years remaining on his rookie contract, Freeman seems in no hurry to start extension talks, as is the franchise. Freeman’s father, Ron, handles his contractual issues and he told the Tampa Bay Times, “We haven’t had any discussions about it. I think...

Buccaneers re-sign CB Barber to 1-year pact

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed veteran cornerback Ronde Barber to a one-year contract. The deal will bring back Barber for a 16th season with the Buccaneers. Barber, who will turn 37 next month, has started 199 consecutive games - the longest active streak in the NFL. He finished last season with 79 tackles, three interceptions and one sack before breaking a bone in his arm...

Ronde Barber returning for one more year

According Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, veteran cornerback Ronde Barber has decided to hold off on retiring and has told the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that he plans on coming back for another season. Barber will be turning 37 years-old next month and still had a very good season in 2011, after recording 79 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and 3 interceptions.
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