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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.