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.
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.
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.
|P4||8/30/18||@ NO||8:00 pm|
|1||9/10/18||@ OAK||10:20 pm|
|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|