Shaquil Barrett has officially informed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that he will sign his franchise tender, per Adam Schefter. However, he put in a grievance with the NFLPA to be tagged as a defensive end and not as a linebacker.
Bucs pass rusher Shaq Barrett has notified Tampa that he officially has accepted his franchise tender, but with an asterisk: he has filed a grievance with NFLPA to be tagged as a DE, not a LB, @RosenhausSports tells ESPN. There’s a $2 million diffference between a DE and an LB.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 10, 2020
The difference in money between a DE and linebacker is $2 million. Although this is good news, both the Bucs and Barrett are not close to a long-term contract. The Buccaneers all-time sack leader has been pushing for a long-term deal. However, it seems the team is not set to give him one with so many uncertainties heading into the 2020 season.