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  • Broncos' Mark Barron: Returns from injured reserve

    Barron (pectoral/hamstring) was activated from injured reserve Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. The veteran linebacker landed on injured reserve with the hamstring issue in late September, and his recovery was delayed after suffering the pectoral injury in early October. Barron had 82 tackles for the Steelers in 2019 and is set to make his debut for the Broncos.
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  • Broncos' Mark Barron: Remains sidelined in Week 2

    Barron (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Barron will sit for a second consecutive game to open the season. His next chance to make his season debut will come in Week 3 against the Buccaneers.
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  • Broncos' Mark Barron: Not practicing Friday

    Barron (hamstring) didn't participate in Friday's practice, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports. Barron missed a second straight day of practice, and he's in danger of missing Monday's season opener versus the Titans. Alexander Johnson and Josey Jewell were named the starting inside linebackers anyway, but Barron is reliable depth that could help shut down RB Derrick Henry.
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  • Broncos' Mark Barron: Nursing hamstring injury

    Coach Vic Fangio said Tuesday that Barron (hamstring) is "highly questionable" for Monday's season opener against Tennessee, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. Barron is managing a hamstring issue sustained during Friday's stadium practice, per Mike Klis of 9News Denver. The 30-year-old veteran saw some reps with the first-team defense last week, so, if healthy, he could be a candidate to help fill in for the recently released Todd Davis.
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  • Broncos' Mark Barron: Has path to regular snaps

    Barron took some reps with the first-team defense at Thursday's practice and is a candidate to fill in for the recently released Todd Davis, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports. Only a few days into his tenure with the Broncos, Barron worked with the first-teamers in nickel packages, perhaps forecasting Friday's move by the team. With Davis out of the picture, Barron and Josey Jewell seem to be the top options to replace him. Jewell has a year of experience in the defense, which may give him a leg up in the competition, but Barron is no slouch as a tackler. In his eight-year career, Barron has two 100-tackle campaigns and recorded 82 stops in 15 games with the Steelers last season.
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  • Steelers' Mark Barron: Rare sack in win

    Barron totaled six tackles (two solo) including a sack in Pittsburgh's 16-10 win over Cincinnati on Sunday. Although Pittsburgh has 38 sacks in 11 games, Barron's sack was only his second this season and just the 11th in his nine-year career. While his defensive contributions are invaluable to the Steelers, Barron doesn't post enough stats to garner IDP consideration.
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  • Steelers' Mark Barron: Practices without limitations

    Barron (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com reports. Barron looks to have shed his hamstring issue during Pittsburgh's bye week. Barring any setbacks, the veteran linebacker will draw his usual start against the Dolphins on Monday.
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  • Steelers' Mark Barron: Suffers injury at end of half

    Barron (hamstring) is questionable to return to Sunday's game versus the Ravens, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Barron suffered this injury near the end of the first half, so he'll be evaluated during halftime before the team decides if he can play going forward. If Barron can't go, expect Tyler Matakevich to see an increase in his workload.
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  • Steelers' Mark Barron: Posts nice stat line in loss

    Barron made six tackles (two solo) and had a fumble recovery in Sunday's 28-26 loss to the Seahawks. The 29-year-old was all over the field Sunday, playing in all 79 of the team's defensive snaps. Barron continues to put himself in situations to make tackles and has recorded 13 through the first two games of the season. He'll get a chance to have another impact on the game in Week 3 against the 49ers, which ran wild against Cincinnati on Sunday.
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  • Rams' Mark Barron: Nearing a return

    Barron (ankle) could return this week, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports. The Rams have been without their hard-hitting linebacker thus far, but it finally seems like there's optimism on the horizon. Coach Sean McVay was somewhat neutral discussing the prospects of seeing Barron on the field in Week 5, but he did make clear there is a possibility. It's still early in the week, so Barron's practice availability in the coming days will paint a better picture of his chances of playing than any premature speculation.
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  • Rams' Mark Barron: Inactive for Week 2

    Barron (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against Arizona, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports. Barron came into this week as doubtful, so the inactive status is somewhat unsurprising. With Barron out for at least another week, Ramik Wilson could be asked to pick up the slack.
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  • Rams' Mark Barron: Will return Saturday as starter

    Head coach Sean McVay said Thursday that Barron (Achilles) will start Saturday's wild-card game versus the Falcons, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports. Barron didn't make an appearance in Weeks 16 and 17 due to an Achilles injury, which is understandable for one of the mainstays of the Rams defense. With one full practice under his belt this week, the inside linebacker will look to repeat his standard from the first 13 games of the season, when he notched 86 tackles (73 solo), three interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery.
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  • Rams' Mark Barron: Ruled out for Week 17

    Barron (Achilles) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports. Barron will miss his second consecutive contest due to an injured Achilles, while fellow inside linebacker Alec Ogletree (coach's decision) has also been, as the Rams have elected to proceed cautiously with the health of many of their starters. Bryce Hager and Cory Littleton could be in line for increased roles at linebacker next to Robert Quinn and Connor Barwin.
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  • Rams' Mark Barron: Bothered by Achilles

    Barron (Achilles) was listed as a non-participant at Wednesday's practice. Barron missed some practice time last week for a non-injury reason, ultimately leading to inactive status for Sunday's game against the Lions, even though he returned to practice Friday. An Achilles injury might help explain the unusual sequence of events, or it could just be totally unrelated. Either way, the Rams figure to take a cautious approach with Barron this week against the 49ers, as they already plan to rest a slew of key starters for the game. Barron could very well join QB Jared Goff, RB Todd Gurley, LT Andrew Whitworth, C John Sullivan and DT Aaron Donald.
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  • Rams' Mark Barron: Inactive Week 16

    Barron is a coach's decision inactive for Sunday's tilt against the Titans, Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times reports. Barron missed some practice time this week due to a non-injury related issue, but he was a full go on Friday, rendering his inactive status a bit of a surprise. Cory Littleton will get the start at linebacker in Barron's place.
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  • Rams' Mark Barron: Injures knee Sunday

    Barron is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Seahawks with a knee injury, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Barron walked to the locker room after exiting with the injury in the first quarter. Cory Littleton will continue to see snaps at inside linebacker as long as Barron remains sidelined.
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  • Rams' Mark Barron: Grabs pick in Week 10 win

    Barron recorded five tackles, an interception and a pass defensed during Sunday's 33-7 win over Houston. Barron continues to post strong fantasy numbers for owners and checks out as a go-to option in most settings. He's now recorded 62 tackles (55 solo), a sack and three interceptions through the past eight games. The 28-year-old linebacker offers a high-floor, high-ceiling combo, and it helps that the Los Angeles offense is forcing opposing teams into predictable game scripts by jumping out to sizable leads.
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  • Rams' Mark Barron: Nabs first pick of season

    Barron tallied eight solo tackles and his first interception of the season in Sunday's 35-30 win over the Cowboys. Barron recorded just one tackle in the Rams' season-opening blowout victory over the Colts, but he's recorded 25 tackles (24 solo) over the subsequent three games. He saw the field for 68 of a possible 71 defensive snaps and will presumably continue seeing a heavy workload going forward.
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  • Rams' Mark Barron: Tallies 10 tackles despite loss

    Barron recorded 10 tackles during Sunday's 27-20 loss to Washington. Barron was very active Sunday and made his presence throughout the contest. The former Alabama standout also registered two tackles for loss.
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  • Rams' Mark Barron: Turns in solid 2016 campaign

    Barron finished the 2016 season with a career-high 118 tackles (91 solo). While Barron's fantasy value took a hit after losing his eligibility at strong safety, he still produced strong fantasy numbers and was a rock-solid option in the majority of seasonal leagues. There is also room for him to improve his sack (one) and interception (two) totals, which would make Barron a weekly high-floor, high-ceiling contributor.
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