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Shaq Barrett | Linebacker | #48

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 250
College: Colorado State
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Restricted free agent OLB Shaq Barrett will sign his second-round tender with the Broncos on Monday.
It will lock him into a $2.914 million salary for next season. Barrett only registered four sacks last year but still earned positive marks from ProFootballFocus, grading out as PFF's No. 12 3-4 outside linebacker out of 46 qualifiers. Apr 20 - 4:15 PM

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Broncos placed a second-round tender on restricted free agent OLB Shaq Barrett.

The tender is worth $2.914 million. Barrett only managed four sacks in 664 snaps last season, but he was credited with 29 hurries by Pro Football Focus in an effective campaign. He will compete with Shane Ray for playing time opposite Von Miller in 2018.
Mar 12 - 12:59 PM

The Denver Post's Nick Kosmider expects the Broncos to place a second-round tender on restricted free agent OLB Shaq Barrett.

It is the same tender they placed on ILB Todd Davis last year and ILB Brandon Marshall the year before that. Barrett played well in 2017, but the possibility of losing a second-round pick would likely be enough to prevent competing offers. The second-round tender is expected to cost around $2.9 million.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 12 - 11:34 AM

Broncos activated OLB Shaq Barrett (hip) from the active/NFI list.

This was the expected outcome after Barrett was cleared for football activities on Tuesday. The fourth-year linebacker has been battling a torn labrum since OTAs. He has less than three weeks to be ready for Week 1.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 02:19:00 PM

Broncos OLB Shaq Barrett (hip) has been cleared to resume some football activities.

Injured in May, Barrett opened camp on the active/NFI and was a candidate to open the season on the reserve list, which would have cost him at least six games. Getting cleared this early suggests he will avoid that fate, and it is possible he will be ready for Week 1. With Shane Ray (wrist) sidelined, the Broncos need Barrett healthy for the start of the season.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 11:40:00 AM

Broncos OLB Shaq Barrett will avoid hip surgery.

It's good news, but Barrett is still expected to be sidelined into training camp. There's a chance Barrett could land on reserve/NFI, costing him the first six games. A subpackage rusher/special teamer, Barrett has seven sacks and five forced fumbles the last two seasons.
Wed, May 31, 2017 06:04:00 PM

Broncos OLB Shaq Barrett will miss the rest of the offseason program with a hip injury.

Barrett suffered the injury in Tuesday's OTAs session. He's tentatively expected to be ready for training camp. The 2014 UDFA has emerged as a highly-effective role player the past two seasons, totaling seven sacks and five forced fumbles. He provides useful snaps on defense and is strong on special teams.
Tue, May 30, 2017 06:29:00 PM

Broncos re-signed OLB Shaq Barrett to a one-year, $615,000 contract.

Still only 24, Barrett has been an effective role player the past two seasons, totaling seven sacks while being an asset against the run. He could be in line for a bigger role in 2017.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 01:44:00 PM

Broncos signed Colorado State undrafted free agent LB Shaq Barrett.

Barrett (6-foot-1 3/8, 251) spent three years with the Rams after transferring from Nebraska-Omaha, tallying 18 career sacks, 32.5 tackles for loss, and four forced fumbles. The 2013 Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year is somewhat speed (4.73) and size deficient with unimpressive vertical (29") and broad (9'5") jump results. Size-athleticism limitations may cap Barrett's ceiling, but he has a reasonable chance to become a quality situational "sub-rusher."
Sat, May 10, 2014 07:39:00 PM

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DE1Derek Wolfe
2Adam Gotsis
3Zach Kerr
4Shelby Harris
5DeMarcus Walker
NT1Domata Peko
ILB1Brandon Marshall
2Todd Davis
3Josey Jewell
4A.J. Johnson
5Joseph Jones
OLB1Von Miller
2Bradley Chubb
3Shaq Barrett
4Shane Ray
5Keishawn Bierria
CB1Chris Harris
2Bradley Roby
3Tramaine Brock
4Adam Jones
5Isaac Yiadom
FS1Darian Stewart
2Will Parks
SS1Justin Simmons
2Dymonte Thomas
3Shamarko Thomas
P1Colby Wadman