6'2'' / 237 lbs
Barton recorded 13 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 37-3 loss versus the Bills.
Barton led his squad in tackles for the second consecutive game in Week 3, keeping him on pace for his second straight 100-tackle season. Fantasy managers should keep him in their lineups in Week 4 as Washington prepares for a run-heavy Philadelphia offense.
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Barton recorded 10 tackles (four solo) while also recovering a fumble in Sunday's 35-33 win over the Broncos.
Barton led the team in takedowns while also recovering a fumble for the first time since his rookie campaign in 2019. The linebacker has compiled 15 tackles over his first two contests with Washington after signing with the team in the offseason.
Barton returned to practice Sunday after battling a hip flexor injury, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
Barton's quick return from injury is good news for the Commanders. The 26-year-old joined the team on a one-year contract in March and is currently projected to be the team's starter at middle linebacker.
Barton didn't participate in Friday's practice due to a hip flexor injury, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Selected No. 88 overall by the Seahawks in the 2019 Draft, Barton inked a one-year, $3.5 million deal with Washington earlier in the offseason. He's missed just one game in his pro career and played a career-high 895 defensive snaps for Seattle last season while also being a fixture on special teams.
The Commanders and Barton agreed to terms on a one-year contract Monday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports.
A third-round pick back in 2019, Barton became a full-time starter last season in Seattle, playing 77 percent of the team's defensive snaps. He racked up 136 tackles and two sacks and should slide in as a snaps-eater in the middle of coach Ron Rivera's defense in Washington.
Barton posted 136 tackles (84 solo), six pass breakups, two sacks and two interceptions over 17 regular-season games.
Barton's playing time fluctuated during the season, bottoming out at a 44 percent snap share in Week 8, but he started the Seahawks' final six regular-season games and the playoff game. The 2019 third-round pick is headed towards free agency in March, but the Seahawks may want to re-sign him, especially because Jordyn Brooks underwent ACL surgery Jan. 19 and may not be ready for the start of the 2023 season. While Barton struggles in coverage, he's a high-end IDP option when he's in the lineup.
Barton recorded six tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 23-6 win over the Jets.
Barton had gone six consecutive games with at least seven stops made prior to Sunday, but he ultimately failed to reach that mark again in Week 17 versus New York. With the NFL's No. 3 leading tackler in Jordyn Brooks having suffered a season-ending torn ACL this past weekend, Barton figures to absorb a larger role in Week 18 against the Rams, and if applicable, the postseason.