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September 5, 2017 10:04 PM
Sam Barrington: Reaches injury settlement with Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrington (undisclosed) was released by the Bills with an injury settlement Monday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official website reports.

Barrington, who signed with the Bills just prior to camp, was never a strong candidate to land on the final roster. He was ultimately waived/injured by the team, and subsequently reverted to their injured reserve. He now avoids spending the entire 2017 season on the IR, and will be free to look for a new opportunity once he regains his health.

July 25, 2017 01:08 PM
Sam Barrington: Inks deal with Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrington signed with the Bills on Tuesday, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

Barrington spent last season with the Saints, appearing in five games and recording two combined tackles in limited action. The 2014 seventh-round pick will look to secure a spot on the final roster out of training camp.

November 9, 2016 03:35 PM
Saints' Sam Barrington: Signs with Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrington signed a contract with the Saints on Wednesday, Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

A seventh-round pick by the Packers in the 2013 NFL Draft, Barrington spent his first three seasons in Green Bay, before signing with the Chiefs at the start of the 2016 campaign. However, he only took the field for two games with the Chiefs before being waived, as the team had more pressing needs and Barrington was unable to impress in limited action. That said, the Saints needed some additional help at middle linebacker with James Laurinaitis (quad) heading to IR, so look for Barrington to offer some much needed depth.

November 1, 2016 05:53 PM
Sam Barrington: Released by Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrington was released by the Chiefs on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Barrington was brought in by the Chiefs just before the regular season began but was released on Tuesday in order to make room for newly-signed Bishop Sankey on the roster. The 26-year-old failed to record a statistic in two games with the Chiefs and will now look to land on a team in need of linebacker depth.

September 28, 2016 10:44 PM
Chiefs' Sam Barrington: Full participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrington, who had been dealing with a hamstring injury, was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Barrington had originally gone down in Week 1 and hasn't played either of the last two weeks. Now, with a full practice early in the week, it looks like Barrington should be a full-go for Week 4.

September 23, 2016 05:20 PM
Chiefs' Sam Barrington: Remains out Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrington (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Barrington suffered a hamstring injury Week 1 and has been sidelined since. It's unclear at this point in time when he's expected to return.

September 16, 2016 03:26 PM
Chiefs' Sam Barrington: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrington (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

Barrington went down during the Chiefs' Week 1 win over the Chargers with a hamstring injury, and it'll keep him sidelined for at least Sunday's contest. D.J. Alexander figures to be in line for additional reps at inside linebacker with Barrington out.

September 14, 2016 08:20 PM
Chiefs' Sam Barrington: Does not practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrington (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Barrington suffered a hamstring injury in the season opener on Sunday and was unable to return to the game. He should be considered questionable to play Week 2 until further notice.

September 11, 2016 03:49 PM
Chiefs' Sam Barrington: Injures hamstring Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrington will not return to Sunday's game against the Chargers after injuring his hamstring, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

The severity of Barrington's injury is a bit unclear at this point, but it's enough to keep him sidelined for the remainder of the Chiefs' Week 1 contest. An update regarding his future status should become available upon further evaluation.

September 4, 2016 01:58 PM
Chiefs' Sam Barrington: Claimed by Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrington was claimed off waivers by the Chiefs on Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The early portion of Barrington's career has been plagued by injuries, and it appears that his inability to stay on the field ultimately led to his breakup with Green Bay. With Josh Mauga on IR, Barrington will have the opportunity to see valuable time at inside linebacker in 2016.

September 4, 2016 12:40 PM
Sam Barrington: Cut by Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrington was released by the Packers on Saturday, Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

Barrington's release is one of the bigger surprises from the Packers, who elected to only keep three inside linebackers. Barrington was a Week 1 starter last year before getting hurt and figured to see a decent amount of time this season. Blake Martinez and Jake Ryan now figure to start for Green Bay.

August 20, 2016 11:11 PM
Packers' Sam Barrington: Returns to game action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrington (ankle) recorded a solo tackle for loss in Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders, his first game action since last September.

Barrington needed almost a year to recover from the ankle injury that cut short his 2015 campaign, but with him suiting up and playing Thursday, he has made it all the way back. He's competing with Blake Martinez and Jake Ryan for snaps at the two inside linebacker spots in the Packers' base defense.

August 9, 2016 11:38 PM
Packers' Sam Barrington: Taken off PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrington (ankle) has been lifted from the Packers' PUP list and will return to practice Tuesday night.

Barrington was placed on injured reserve following Week 1 of 2015, and has been slowly working his way back since. Now healthy, he'll spar with rookie Blake Martinez and Jake Ryan for the two open inside linebacker jobs in the middle of Green Bay's defense.

July 26, 2016 06:26 PM
Packers' Sam Barrington: Slated to begin camp on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Packers placed Barrington (ankle) on the PUP list to begin training camp, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Since going down during Week 1 of last season, the true extent of Barrington's ankle injury has largely been held behind closed doors. However, the team hasn't expressed any concern over his Week 1 availability, so he should be expected to return at some point during training camp. Barrington's placement on this list allows for his return to action at a moment's notice once cleared by team doctors.

June 21, 2016 06:42 PM
Packers' Sam Barrington: Hasn't been medically cleared
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barrington (ankle) has yet to receive medical clearance, the Packers' official site reports.

With the help of seven starts in 14 appearances during the 2014 campaign, Barrington posted 53 tackles (40 solo) and one sack. He held stature as a starter next to Clay Matthews in Week 1 last season, but Barrington sustained a season-ending ankle injury 15 snaps into 2015, which held him out of the majority of on-field work during the offseason program. Once cleared, Barrington is expected to compete with the likes of rookie Blake Martinez and Jake Ryan at inside linebacker, with both spots up for grabs as Matthews returns to his long-time spot on the outside.

September 15, 2015 06:10 PM
Packers place linebacker Sam Barrington on IR
by CBS Sports Staff |

The Packers placed Sam Barrington (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The nature and extent of Barrington's setback is uncertain, but it will prevent him from taking the field again this season. With Barrington out, Nate Palmer will step into the starting lineup at middle linebacker alongside Clay Matthews.

September 15, 2015 04:20 PM
Report: Packers LB Sam Barrington (ankle) could be out for year
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Packers are bracing for the possibility that linebacker Sam Barrington is out for the year with a ankle injury, a source has told Fox Sports.

Barrington, who started seven games last year and played in 14, contributed to 53 tackles.

June 2, 2015 06:01 AM
Sam Shields, Datone Jones among Packers ruled out for Week 7
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Packers have ruled cornerback Sam Shields (ankle) and defensive end Datone Jones (ankle) out for Week 7 against Carolina. Fellow cornerback Tramon Williams (ankle), along with linebacker Jamari Lattimore (neck) and wide receiver Jarrett Boykin (groin) were deemed questionable. Linebacker Sam Barrington (hamstring) and defensive end Josh Boyd (knee) were both listed as probable.

June 2, 2015 06:08 AM
Jarrett Boykin among Week 6 inactives for Packers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The following players on the injury report were officially ruled active for the Packers Week 6 at Miami: Jarrett Boykin, Scott Tolzien, Demetri Goodson, Carl Bradford, Sam Barrington, Garth Gerhart and Datone Jones.

June 2, 2015 06:09 AM
Packers get 'four B's' on their injury report for Week 6
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Packers injury report for Friday can be described as the "Killer B's." The last names of four of the five players on it start with that letter.

Wide receiver Jarrett Boykin (groin) has been ruled out while linebacker Sam Barrington (hamstring) is questionable and tackle David Bakhtiari (back) and defensive tackle Josh Boyd (knee) are probable.

The only exception is defensive tackle Datone Jones (ankle), who is questionable.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/240
Birthdate:
10/5/1990
Age:
29
Hometown:
Orlando, FL, USA
School:
South Florida
NFL Experience:
5
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