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Ronde Barber earns Player of the Week

TAMPA, Fla. – Ronde Barber has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 3.

This marks the ninth time (including postseason) that the veteran Tampa Bay cornerback has earned a player of the week award. That’s the most ever for a Tampa Bay player.

Barber earned this award by making four tackles (one for a loss), a fumble recovery, an interception and being credited with five passes defended in Sunday’s 16-13 victory over Atlanta. The interception was the 41st of Barber’s career and that’s a team record. Barber also made his 186th consecutive start, which is the longest current streak in the league.