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Former Auburn RB Peyton Barber Signs With New Team

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LANDOVER - SEPTEMBER 19: General view of FedExField during the game between the Washington Redskins and the Houston Texans at FedExField on September 19, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Texans defeated the Redskins in overtime 30-27. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

The open market hasn't been too kind to running backs this season. Even proven stars like Melvin Gordon had to wait before receiving a strong offer.

Fortunately for Peyton Barber, the former Auburn product has found a new home. After spending four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he'll be heading elsewhere.

According to ESPN insider Jeremy Fowler, the Washington Redskins are signing Barber to a two-year deal. He'll enter a crowded backfield that features Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice.

Barber wasn't nearly as productive this past season as he was back in 2018, when he finished with 871 rushing yards and six total touchdowns. It seems like he was never a great fit in Bruce Arians' offense.

Josina Anderson is reporting that Barber's deal will be worth $3 million with $600,000 in guaranteed money. He posted a cool message on Instagram following the news.

This past season, Barber had 470 rushing yards, 115 receiving yards and seven total touchdowns.

It's going to be worth monitoring how Washington figures out its backfield for the 2020 season. At this point, it seems like Ron River will be using a running back by committee approach.

Peterson led the Redskins in rushing this past season, but he'll have competition for the starting job this offseason.