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ILB Mark Barron signs with Pittsburgh Steelers

Former Los Angeles Rams ILB Mark Barron signs with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The contract is for two years worth $12 million, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter.

The Rams cut Barron earlier this offseason to free up some cap space. He initially came from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers through a trade. He did well his first few seasons, but hasn’t been healthy the last two years. Struggling when coming back from injuries, he didn’t play up to his contract extension. Although, he did bounce back some during the playoffs.

The Steelers need some help at linebacker and may benefit with his experience. Meanwhile, the Rams save about $7 million with his departure, but will need to replace Barron at some point.

Barron spent five seasons with the Rams. He earned 398 tackles, 7 sacks, 5 interceptions and 19 pass deflections while with the franchise. Last season was his worst statistical year, only earning 60 tackles and 1 sack.

Sources: Pro-football-reference.com, Twitter.com

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