BREAKING NEWS: Former Buccaneers OL Shaq Barrett Sends Warning To Club After His Release

Following His Release, Former Buccaneers OL Shaq Barrett Issues A Warning To The Club

The Tampa Bay Bucs released edge rusher Shaq Barrett earlier in the summer. Ultimately, he signed a one-year contract in free agency with the Miami Dolphins.

Shaq Barrett: 'Tampa gonna be mad they let me go' - Yahoo Sports

Right now, Barrett wants the Buccaneers to regret dealing him in.

As per Grant Gordon of NFL media, Barrett said, “I still have a lot to prove.” In particular, leaving a separate team. That in and of itself gives the flames a whole new load of fuel. The Dolphins will be happy that they signed me, I’m sure. I’m going to have an amazing year, and our team is going to have incredible success shortly, so Tampa will be very angry that I left.

Barrett’s 2023 campaign was a bit disappointing despite appearing in 16 games, earning 52 tackles, 4.5 sacks, an interception, three forced fumbles, and a defensive touchdown.

Because Tampa Bay believed Barrett’s pass-rushing prowess had deteriorated and they would need to re-sign key players like wide receiver Mike Evans and quarterback Baker Mayfield, the team fired Barrett.

Following his time as an NCAA football player at Colorado State, Barrett inked a contract with the Denver Broncos in 2015 after going undrafted.

He spent his first four seasons as a professional football player with the Broncos, where he mainly had poor performance, before joining the Bucs in 2019.

After finishing his first season with 58 tackles, 19.5 sacks, an interception, and six forced fumbles, Barrett went on to become a star and was selected to play in his first Pro Bowl in Tampa. He also finished fourth in the Defensive Player of the Year competition and was chosen for the Second Team All-Pro.

Barrett has only had more than ten sacks once since that time, and that was in 2021 when he had 51 tackles, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries at the same time.

Perhaps Shaq Barrett can regain his former form at South Beach, or perhaps the Bucs have good cause to release him.

We’ll find out next season.

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