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Derek Barnett

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26 yrs


6'3'' / 259 lbs




Staying with Houston

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-20

Barnett is slated to sign to a one-year deal to remain with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

In six regular-season games after being claimed off waivers from the Eagles last November, Barnett recorded 19 tackles and 2.5 sack with the Texans. Now that's elected to stay put in 2024, the 2017 first-rounder will provide Houston with valuable defensive end depth behind Will Anderson and Danielle Hunter.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Away Outdoor 10 8undefinedNaNth430111640%0082.500undefinedundefined
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Away Retractable Dome 3 3undefinedNaNth138362100%002000undefinedundefined

Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022

2017 21 PHI 15 0 71 344th4243148100%001651012
2018 22 PHI 6 6 39 505th23351050%00112.50000
2019 23 PHI 14 14 95 247th69052510100%00226.50020
2020 24 PHI 13 10 74 325th5331320667%00165.50000
2021 25 PHI 16 15 72 378th7152620767%001120000
2022 26 PHI 1 0 0 1027th120000%00000000

Gets picked up

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-27

Barnett was claimed off waivers by the Texans on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Barnett was waived by the Eagles on Friday in the middle of his seventh season with the team. His move to Houston will come after appearing in eight games during the 2023 campaign with Philadelphia, seeing just 88 snaps on defense and recording three tackles.

Let go by Philly

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-24

Barnett (ankle) was waived by the Eagles on Friday.

Barnett missed the team's previous two games due to personal reasons. All 73 of Barnett's NFL appearances have come with Philadelphia, but Barnett's decline in production, due in part to the pectoral injury he suffered last season, has led to the Eagles parting ways with him. With three seasons of five-plus sacks under his belt, the 27-year-old defensive end will likely draw some interest from other teams around the league.

Ruled out Monday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-19

Barnett has been ruled out for Philadelphia's matchup with the Chiefs on Monday due to personal reasons.

Barnett missed the team's Week 9 win versus Dallas and will now miss his second straight game, this time due to personal reasons. The Eagles will now find themselves short handed at defensive end for Monday's game.

Participating at practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-10

Barnett (knee) has been participating in team drills at practice, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

Barnett is returning from an ACL tear suffered in Week 1 of last season. While he was present during June OTAs, he was not a full participant. His presence during team drills now indicates he will be ready when the season kicks off. He is projected to provide depth at defensive end this season.

Limited early in camp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-28

Barnett (knee) was limited Friday as he works his way back from an ACL injury, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Barnett suffered a torn ACL last year in Week 1 against the Lions and spent the rest of the 2022 season on injured reserve. He was present in June OTAs as he went through warmups but was not a full participant. Once healthy, Barnett will compete for a depth spot at defensive end behind Josh Sweat and Brandon Graham.

Present at practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-08

Barnett (knee) was at practice Thursday warming up, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

Barnett suffered a season-ending torn ACL last year during a Week 1 win over the Lions. The 26-year-old is hopeful to be ready by training camp, although it's not clear when he'll be fully cleared to compete. However, his appearance at practice and ability to warm up should be considered progress in his recovery from the injury.

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