Steelers News & Transactions Steelers sign LB Mark Barron Published 1 month ago on March 17, 2019 By Donnie Druin 78shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit 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. 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 Reddit 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 You may like Steelers Officially Release S Morgan Burnett NFL Owners Vote on Rule Changes for 2019 Season Former Steelers QB Landry Jones Signs With Raiders Steelers Eye Top Prospects at LSU Pro Day Steelers Meet With WVU Receivers Gary Jennings and David Sills Steelers in Attendance at Alabama Pro Day 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 Steelers Talk6 hours ago Mic Drop: Incredibly Early Steelers 2019 Prediction Analysis1 day ago Dissecting Kevin Colbert’s Draft History, What to Expect in 2019 Steelers2 days ago Steelers Open Season on Sunday Night Football Against Patriots Analysis3 days ago Steelers can Buck Trend at Cornerback with Byron Murphy Steelers5 days ago Ben Roethlisberger’s Silence Speaks Volumes Steelers5 days ago Ben Roethlisberger’s Silence Speaks Volumes Analysis3 days ago Steelers can Buck Trend at Cornerback with Byron Murphy Analysis1 day ago Dissecting Kevin Colbert’s Draft History, What to Expect in 2019 Steelers2 days ago Steelers Open Season on Sunday Night Football Against Patriots Steelers Talk6 hours ago Mic Drop: Incredibly Early Steelers 2019 Prediction Steelers Talk6 hours ago Mic Drop: Incredibly Early Steelers 2019 Prediction Steelers Talk1 week ago Mic Drop: Antonio Brown Drama vs. Le’Veon Bell Steelers Saga Steelers Talk3 weeks ago Mic Drop: Will it be Addition by Subtraction for the Steelers? NFL4 weeks ago Mic Drop: Don’t Crown Browns Yet Steelers Talk1 month ago Mic Drop: Bell Bet on Himself and Lost Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!