Although the OTA's are voluntary and he has yet to sign his franchise tender, Barth showed up to support his teammates according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
Being designated as the team's franchise player, Barth is due to make $2.6 million if he signs his tender. However, Barth is looking for a long-term deal and Bucs general manager Mark Dominik has stated that they are working hard to try and get a contract worked out.
Barth came to the Bucs in 2009 and played in nine games for them that year. Last season, Barth had a stellar campaign while hitting 26-of-28 field goals (92.9 pct.) with a career-long 55-yarder against Houston. Barth also hit all 23 of his extra points attempts.
While Barth was in attendance on Tuesday, there were a few players under contract that not show up for OTA's. According to Stroud, tight end Kellen Winslow, defensive tackle Brian Price, and wide receiver Dez Briscoe did not show up.
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