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Nick Barnett

Nick Barnett - #50 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 228 lbs.
Birthday 05/27/1981
Birthplace Fontana, CA
College Oregon State
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 1st round, 29th pick by Packers

Bills release LB Barnett, SS Wilson

Posted Feb. 11, 2013 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
The Bills released veterans LB Nick Barnett and SS George Wilson on Monday, the team announced.

Wins don't reflect it, but Bills defense improving

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
Bills WLB Nick Barnett spoke with PFW's Kevin Fishbain about Buffalo's defense improving in the second half of the season.

Bills expected to add depth at LB in draft

Posted April 13, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
With the D-line position extremely deep, the Bills, we hear, will likely turn their attention to linebacker at some point in the upcoming draft.

Wayne could replace Jackson in San Diego

Posted Feb. 18, 2012 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
If the Chargers don't re-sign free-agent WR Vincent Jackson, they may pursue Colts free agent Reggie Wayne, according to AFC Whispers.

Barnett brings playmaking, intangibles to Bills defense

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
The Bills' run defense still has some holes, but it is certainly improved from last season when it ranked last in the league. Part of the success its had should be attributed to free-agent acquisition Nick Barnett.

Bills using a Patriots model to win games

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The Bills appear to have paid very close attention to how the Patriots went 14-2 last season. Buffalo is telling its opponents, "Rack up as many yards as you want, but we will turn you over and we will score."

Bills improve, fail to make splash

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
With plenty of salary-cap room, the Bills could have made some serious upgrades to their 4-12 club. But, no surprise to Bills fans, they failed to add an impact player.

MLB Barnett heading to Buffalo

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Former Packers MLB Nick Barnett said on his Twitter that he will sign with the Bills, where he will likely replace Paul Posluszny.

Barnett tweets that his time with Packers is done

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Following a meeting with Packers GM Ted Thompson on Tuesday morning, LB Nick Barnett and the team are headed their separate ways.

Packers' new deal with Hawk could close door on Barnett

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
Now that the Packers have re-upped with ILB A.J.Hawk less thn 24 hours after releasing him, we hear Nick Barnett could be the odd man out in the logjam tht currently exists at inside linebacker.

Packers have logjam at linebacker

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
Hot on the heels of an eye-opening performance in Green Bay's playoff-clinching victory over the Bears by street pickup Erik Walden, the Packers appear to have an embarrassment of riches at linebacker, which could lead to the departure of ...

Packers place LB Barnett on IR; sign DE Montgomery

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
The Packers announced Friday that they have officially placed LB Nick Barnett (wrist) on injured reserve, and signed DE Michael Montgomery to take his place on the roster.

Early Packers post-mortem after Week Five loss

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
Progress reports already have begun to flood the Internet regarding the host of injuries plaguing the Packers, including the news that TE Jermichael Finley could miss three weeks and MLB Nick Barnett might be out for the season.

Report: Pack to decide on Barnett's status this week

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
The Packers will decide in the coming days on starting LB Nick Barnett's roster spot.

Week Five Packers inactive list

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
The Packers have declared two normal starters (ORT Mark Tauscher and MLB Nick Barnett) and two key reserves (LB Brandon Chillar and CB Sam Shields) inactive for their Week Five game on the road in Washington.

Packers reeling after injuries to key defenders

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Packers could be hard-pressed to overcome the injuries suffered by SS Morgan Burnett and MLB Nick Barnett in Week Four against the Lions.

Reports: Packers LB Barnett out for season

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
Reports have surfaced that Packers LB Nick Barnett will miss the rest of the 2010 season after suffering a wrist injury in Sunday's Week Four win over the Lions.

Packers-Redskins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Week Five Packers-Redskins game.

They Said It: Packers Tuesday edition

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 6:07 p.m. ET
What follows is a six-pack of noteworthy quotes from Packers players and coaches following their first loss of the season to the Bears in Week Three.


Posted Feb. 11, 2013
The Buffalo Bills have begun reshaping their defense under new coach Doug Marrone by releasing two veterans: linebacker Nick Barnett and safety George Wilson. The shake-up takes place a little over a month since Marrone took over after Chan Gailey was fired following three losing seasons.||||||| General manager Buddy Nix said the cuts were made Monday with the intention of moving the team forward and freeing up spots to allow Buffalo's younger players to step into those roles. Barnett is a 10-year NFL veteran, who never missed a start in his two seasons in Buffalo after signing with the team in free agency.
Posted Dec. 13, 2012
Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey expects Barnett to play against Seattle this weekend despite holding the starting linebacker out from practice for a second straight day.||||||| Gailey said Thursday that Barnett's sore knee is not healing as quickly as expected. But, Gailey added, he has no reservations of Barnett playing on Sunday, when the Bills (5-8) "host" the Seahawks (8-5) at Toronto. Barnett has not missed a game this season, and it's unclear when he was hurt.
Posted Oct. 05, 2011
Barnett expects to play this weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles despite being held out of practice because of a sore right ankle.||||||| Barnett doesn't think the injury "is too serious" and expects to return to practice in the next few days. He rolled his ankle in a 23-20 loss at Cincinnati on Sunday, and wore a protective boot at the team's facility a day later.
Posted Oct. 03, 2011
Barnett was spotted wearing a protective boot on his right foot on Monday but Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey expects him to practice this week.||||||| Barnett was apparently hurt in a 23-20 loss at Cincinnati on Sunday.
Posted July 31, 2011
Barnett didn't last long in free agency after agreeing to a three-year, $12 million contract with the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.||||||| The deal came two days after Barnett was released by the Green Bay Packers. And it was reached hours after the eight-year veteran watched a Bills walkthrough at training camp in suburban Rochester. Barnett was a cornerstone of the Packers' defense since being drafted in the first round in 2003 out of Oregon State. Injuries, however, have limited his performance and he's ended two of the past three seasons on injured reserve.