The Steelers and Barron reached an agreement on a two-year, $12 million contract Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
In order to shave $6.33 million from their cap situation, the Rams released Barron in early March with the hope that he would return on a more team-friendly deal. Clearly, that won't come to pass. Barron will join his third organization since entering the NFL as a first-rounder of the Buccaneers in 2012. With 96.6 tackles per 16 games played in his career, he could be a valuable IDP if he can avoid the injury bug this coming season.
The Rams released Barron on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Barron made it through three seasons of a five-year, $45 million contract, getting the start in each of his 42 appearances during that stretch. He never lived up to his sizable contract, and the Rams can afford to move on after Cory Littleton emerged as a solid starter at inside linebacker. The 29-year-old converted safety may have to battle for playing time at his next stop.
Barron played 48 defensive snaps and recorded nine tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 33-31 win over Seattle.
Barron missed the first four games of the season with an ankle injury, but he certainly proved his health with a strong showing in his 2018 debut. Barring a re-aggravation of his ankle or another injury, the Alabama product is positioned to return to serving as an above-average IDP option.
Barron (ankle) is expected to start Sunday's game versus the Seahawks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
This would be Barron's first game of the season. Barron is a versatile linebacker, as he made 86 tackles, one sack, four pass breakups and three interceptions in 14 games for the Rams last season. If he suffers a setback before kickoff, expect Ramik Wilson and Bryce Hager to continue manning the inside linebacker role.
Barron (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
The expectation was that Barron was going to play this week after practicing in limited fashion, and head coach Sean McVay confirmed that sentiment Friday afternoon. Look for Barron's status to be confirmed some time Sunday.
Barron (ankle) expects to make his 2018 debut Sunday against Seattle, Myles Simmons of Rams.com reports.
Barron returned to practice in a limited fashion Wednesday and this news all but confirms his availability for Week 5. The former first-round pick was a stalwart for the Rams in 2017, recording 86 tackles (73 solo) and one sack in 14 games. It could be assumed that Barron takes over his starting role at inside linebacker, but the extent of his playing time for Week 5 has yet to be determined.
Barron (ankle) was limited during Wednesday's practice session, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Barron has yet to suit up for the Rams this season, but his return to practice -- even in a limited fashion -- bodes well for his chances of making his 2018 debut Sunday against the Seahawks. Logging a full practice at least one of the next two days would put him in a good position to return. Once healthy, Barron -- who has two 100-plus tackle seasons his resume -- will assume a starting role at inside linebacker.
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.
Barron (ankle) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Vikings, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
Barron will miss his fourth consecutive game of the regular season due to a lingering ankle injury. Ramik Wilson will step up in Barron's place and once again slot in as a starting inside linebacker for the Rams.
Barron (ankle) is listed as doubtful on the Rams' final injury report of Week 4, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
Barron has yet to play during the 2018 regular season, and was a non-participant in practice this week. It seems unlikely that the 28-year-old will suit up for Thursday's game against the Vikings, so Ramik Wilson figures to once again serve as a starting inside linebacker for the Rams.
Barron (ankle) was a non-participant at Tuesday's practice, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Barron continues without a clear timetable for a return. Given the Rams' short week, it seems unlikely that he will make his season debut Thursday against the Vikings. Ramik Wilson figures to continue starting at inside linebacker in his absence.
Barron (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Chargers, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
Barron will remain sidelined with an ankle injury that hasn't allowed him to log a single snap -- or even be active -- this season. In his place, Ramik Wilson will earn another spot start at inside linebacker.
Barron (ankle) is expected to sit out against the Chargers on Sunday, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
Barron has yet to participate in practice during the regular season and did not play at all during the preseason, so his availability is unsurprising. Ramik Wilson stands to once again step up as Wilson's replacement Sunday against the Chargers.
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.
Barron (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Barron's status is anything but surprising, given that the 28-year-old has yet to participate in practice during the regular season and didn't play in the preseason. As long as Barron remains sidelined, expect Ramik Wilson to continue to start at inside linebacker.
Barron (Achilles) is inactive for Monday's game at Oakland, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
On the heels of an offseason in which he concentrated on rehabbing from shoulder surgery, Barron didn't play in the preseason, but his absence from practice this week was blamed on an ankle injury. As the Rams embark on Week 1, they'll hand over duties at inside linebacker to Ramik Wilson.
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 (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
Following February shoulder surgery, Barron was embedded in recovery mode, limiting him to not much more than morning walk-throughs once training camp commenced. Coach Sean McVay said before Thursday's session that "in terms of eliminating anybody yet [for Monday's game at Oakland], we're not at that point." No matter, Barron likely has to participate in some capacity to suit up Week 1. If he's unable to play, Ramik Wilson should slot into Barron's slot at inside linebacker.
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 (shoulder) was a limited participant in the Rams' offseason program, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
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 of 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 may be the team's defensive signal-caller.
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|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||12||60||43.0||17||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
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|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||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|