Since leaving Auburn, RB Peyton Barber has carved out a nice career for himself with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, improving every season.

Last year, he ran for a career-high 871 yards and five touchdowns, adding another touchdown as a receiver.

Because of that 2018 effort, the Buccaneers announced on Wednesday that they’d be bringing Barber back for the 2019 season on a one-year contract:

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with RB Peyton Barber, who led the team in rushing in 2018, on a one-year deal. The agreement was struck shortly before the start of free agency; had no deal been in place, the team could have extended a tender offer to Barber to make him a restricted free agent.

The financial details are unknown at this time, but the Bucs managed to avoid letting Barber hit free agency, where he may have gotten a multi-year deal.

Will Barber continue his upward trajectory? We’ll find out this fall, but it seems he’ll be the team’s No. 1 back again.