Steelers News & Transactions Steelers sign LB Mark Barron Published 5 months ago on March 17, 2019 By Donnie Druin 78shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailOn Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported former Rams linebacker Mark Barron signed a 2 year, $12 million deal. Barron spent two and a half seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Barron was originally drafted as a safety, but after being traded to the Rams in 2014, he made the move to linebacker to fill in for injury. Barron played 12 games for the Rams in 2018, totaling 60 combined tackles with one sack, forced fumble and pass defended. The 29-year-old linebacker was cut from the Rams on March 5 to save $6.33 million in cap space. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! Barron is expected to play inside linebacker for Pittsburgh, although in Keith Butler’s defense, he may be expected to fill the role of L.J. Fort, who departed for the Eagles in free agency. With his background in pass coverage and athleticism, Barron is favored to find himself on the field during passing situations and specific defensive packages. Mark Barron "Hybrid Inside Linebacker" 2017 Los Angeles Rams Highlights pic.twitter.com/K9hfsqGjQV — Clash Of The Horns (@RamfamPodcaster) May 8, 2018 The signing likely rules out the rumors of signing Justin Houston, although the move for Houston might have been a stretch to begin with. The Steelers essentially replace Fort with Barron, although the price tag for the former first round pick may be too steep for Pittsburgh’s liking. 78shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:featuredMark BarronNFL Free AgencyRamsSteelers Up Next Steelers to Release Morgan Burnett Don't Miss Steelers Re-Sign WR Eli Rogers, DL Daniel McCullers Donnie Druin Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Poll: Who Should Be Steelers Backup Quarterback? Trends Favor Mason Rudolph in Steelers Backup QB Battle Steelers All 91: C Patrick Morris Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers2 hours ago Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers4 hours ago Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Poll6 hours ago Poll: Who Should Be Steelers Backup Quarterback? Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers7 days ago Steelers All 91: OLB/FB Sutton Smith Steelers2 days ago FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Steelers2 days ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!