Mark Barron DB TB 13 Days

Barron recorded seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

After struggling to make it through a difficult offseason in which he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, Barron appears to be healthy. If he continues to round into form, the third-year safety is capable of posting 100 tackles in a full 16-game slate.

Mark Barron DB TB 17 Days

Barron (knee) isn't listed on the Buccaneers' injury report in advance of Sunday's opener against the Panthers.

Barron's struggles to recover from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in January were noted, but the strong safety appears healthy heading into Week 1. He'll be attempting to build upon back-to-back 88-tackle campaigns in his first two years in the league.

Mark Barron DB TB 29 Days

Barron sat out the first series of the Buccaneers' third preseason game Saturday due to an unspecified violation of team rules, but played the second series and finished with two tackles, Tampa Bay Times reporter Greg Auman reports.

Barron has struggled to recover from arthroscopic surgery he underwent in January to repair cartilage in his right knee. When healthy, the safety is expected to be one of the Buccaneers' leading play makers in the team's secondary.

Mark Barron DB TB 2 Months

Bucs SS Mark Barron revealed he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery back in January, and still isn't 100 percent.

The procedure was done to repair knee cartilage. Barron should've been fully healthy months ago if it were indeed a routine scope. His Week 1 status is not believed to be in jeopardy, but the Bucs did sign insurance by bringing in Major Wright from Chicago. Barron was a liability in coverage last year.

Mark Barron DB TB 9 Months

Bucs declared SS Mark Barron, FB Lonnie Pryor, SLB Dekoda Watson, LB Ka'Lial Glaud, DE Scott Solomon, DT Matthew Masifilo, and LG Carl Nicks inactive for Week 17 against the Saints.

Barron remains sidelined by a hamstring injury. Keith Tandy will get another start in his place. Watson is battling a groin issue. Nicks continues to be hampered by toe issues.

Mark Barron DB TB 9 Months

Bucs SS Mark Barron (hamstring, questionable) has been downgraded to out for Week 16.

Barron didn't even make the trip to St. Louis after suffering a setback with his hamstring injury last week. Keith Tandy will replace him in the starting lineup. Barron should have a decent chance at returning in Week 17.

Mark Barron DB TB 12 Months2 Comments

Speaking Tuesday, Bucs coach Greg Schiano said SS Mark Barron's hamstring injury is not serious, and that he should be ready to go for Week 6 against the Eagles.

Barring a setback, Barron shouldn't miss any time. The No. 7 overall pick of the 2012 draft is off to a rough start this season, grading out as just the No. 68 safety in Pro Football Focus' ratings.

Mark Barron DB TB 12 Months1 Comment

Bucs SS Mark Barron was forced from Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a hamstring injury, and will not return.

Mark Barron DB TB Jul 14 '13

The Bucs are anticipating a "big leap" from second-year SS Mark Barron.

Coaches and club brass are optimistic the additions of Dashon Goldson and Darrelle Revis will free up Barron to play more to his strengths as an attacker close to the line of scrimmage. Goldson will play deep safety, and Revis will take away No. 1 wide receivers. As more of a rover-safety, the Bucs feel Barron can emerge as an "accomplished big-play defender" in year two.

Mark Barron DB TB Jul 09 '13

Buccaneers safety Mark Barron is looking to Darrelle Revis and Dashon Goldson as mentors in his second season.

Barron spent a lot of time with Ronde Barber as a rookie, and credits the now-retired DB with much of his development during his first season. With Revis and Goldson now in the fold, Barron plans on tapping into the "knowledge they bring to the table," and says he's in a "great situation where I can learn." The second-year safety notched 88 tackles, 17 pass breakups, one forced fumble and one interception as a rookie. Expect Barron's play to improve as he moves back to his more natural strong safety role, with Goldson taking over at free safety.