Coach Sean McVay said Barron (Achilles) is doubtful for Monday's game against the Raiders, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Barron was slated to start at inside linebacker after making 86 tackles, one sack, four pass breakups and three interceptions in that role last season. If Barron does sit out, a mix of Ramik Wilson and Bryce Hager will fill the void.
Barron (shoulder) returned to practice Monday and coach Sean McVay hopes he'll be available for the season opener at Oakland, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Barron underwent offseason shoulder surgery and was a limited participant throughout the Rams' offseason program. The Week 1 matchup with the Raiders is still three weeks away, and Barron's return to practice at this point speaks well to the likelihood of his availability for the start of the regular season.
Barron underwent shoulder surgery this offseason and wasn't allowed to do any team drills this spring. While it isn't clear if he'll be completely free from his restrictions when training camp arrives, Barron is nonetheless slated to play a huge role in the Rams defense this season. In fact, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said the linebacker could potentially be the team's defensive signal-caller.
Barron recently underwent shoulder surgery, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
The background for Barron's surgery isn't clear, as he wasn't previously known to be nursing a shoulder injury. Regardless, the veteran linebacker is expected to be healthy in time for training camp.
Barron recorded 10 tackles (eight solo) during Saturday's 26-13 loss to Atlanta in the wild-card round.
Despite battling various ailments all season and being limited to 14 regular-season games, Barron was able to rack up 86 tackles (73 solo), a sack and three interceptions. His overall value did take a hit because of the improvements the Los Angeles offense made, which kept the defense on the sidelines for longer stretches than in years' past. Additionally, it's difficult to quantify just how much of an impact Barron's injuries had on his numbers. Still, he was a serviceable fantasy asset when on the field this year, and there's no reason to expect that to change in 2018.
|5||10/7/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ SF||8:20 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ NO||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
|13||12/2/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||88||71.0||17||0||1||12||12.0||12||0||10|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||88||70.0||18||2||2||3||1.5||3||0||6|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||9||23||21.0||2||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7||49||35.0||14||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||116||79.0||37||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||14||86||73.0||13||1||3||29||9.7||15||0||4|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7||1||1||0||0||1||8||1||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|