Rams appear set to keep Barron at linebacker

Barron had been a safety early in his career, but has played linebacker more recently, and the Rams look likely to keep him there.

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Rams appear set to keep Barron at linebacker


  • Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said he had no plans to play Mark Barron at safety after playing his first full season at linebacker in 2016.
  • Barron played 75 percent of games at LB in 2015 and full-time at LB in 2016. Those were his two highest-graded seasons at 77.4 and 78.4, respectively.
  • After averaging 67.7 tackles and 21.7 stops in his first three seasons, Barron has averaged 98.5 tackles and 54 stops over the last two seasons.
  • Barron’s five passes defended were the second-most of his career and tied for third among 88 linebackers.

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