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 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.
|Bye: Week 12|
|13||12/2/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ CHI||8:20 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||6||33||21.0||12||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||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|