Steelers sign Mark Barron

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The Steelers have added a veteran linebacker to their defense.

Mark Barron, who was cut by the Rams this month, has signed with the Steelers. Multiple reports say it’s a two-year, $12 million deal.

The 29-year-old Barron started all 12 games he played in the regular season, as well as all three postseason games. But he struggled at times and the Rams decided to move on before paying him a $3 million signing bonus, which he would have been due last week.

Barron played five seasons with the Rams. He went to the Buccaneers as the seventh overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft and played three seasons in Tampa Bay before getting traded to the Rams.

24 responses to “Steelers sign Mark Barron

  1. Love this… the man has the range the Steelers have lacked since the loss of Shazier… he’s not on Ryan’s level but he’s a BIG upgrade over Bostic… I’m wondering if they still are gonna make moves for a ILB in the draft… of even make a push for Darren Lee… either way I like this signing in the middle with Vince!

  2. He is going to replace Morgan Burnett as a hybrid linebacker / safety . Who will either be cut or traded , since he asked for his release .

  3. They definitely needed some help in the secondary. Their secondary hasn’t been the same since Polamalu retired. Now they need some CBs.

  4. As a Tide fan, I’m partial to Barron. He was a great college safety, and will do well as an ILB as Pittsburgh starts playing more cover 2 and 3. I still expect the Steelers to go for an inside linebacker and/or safety in the draft, but Barron will help fill the gap left by Shazier.

  5. 1steelersfan says:
    March 17, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Father Time is undefeated as Brady will soon find out.
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    Father time seems to be gaining on Ben a lot faster than he is on Brady.

  6. tylawspick6 says:
    March 17, 2019 at 7:35 pm
    Brady set to slice and dice this bust up and down the field.
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    With who? Bruce Ellington? In other words, don’t pick up too big of a stone regarding bust signings. Lol

  7. steelpenguin6687 says:
    March 17, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    tylawspick6 says:
    March 17, 2019 at 7:35 pm
    Brady set to slice and dice this bust up and down the field.
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    With who? Bruce Ellington? In other words, don’t pick up too big of a stone regarding bust signings. Lol

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    Do you watch football? Your team has been a middling, overrated franchise for years, caught reading its own press clippings, led by a low IQ coach and a GM who can’t identify defensive talent. BB is not done adding players either.

    You people don’t know when to keep your mouths shut.

  8. Everyone needs to remember
    with all the drama with the Steelers the last 2 years and as bad as they look
    and all the players they lost ,it looks like they’ll they would be in the cellar this year
    but murphy’s law say’s they’ll probably win the Super bowl in Feb. 2020
    keep that in mind, It’s just the way the law of averages work

  9. i am a fan. He was drafted by the bucs very high in the first round. I am a buc fan so i wish him the best.

  10. Barron gets 2 years, $12 million.
    Ellington got $710k for 1 year.
    Apples and oranges there… Ellington barely squeezes in the top 51 salaries counting against the cap.

    Patriots have 6 of the top 101 picks in the 2019 draft, and are set to get 2 more 3rd rou d comp picks in 2020 after Brown and Flowers got big deals as free agents.
    They dont really want to sign free agents that will cost them a comp pick in 2020.

  11. Brandon in Northwest Suburbia says:
    March 17, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    carloswlassiter says:
    March 17, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I thought he was a safety?

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    He moved to LB 5 years ago.
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    In all seriousness, did he play in the SB? I’m a Pats fan and watched 8,000 hours of coverage, but I don’t recall his name being mentioned once either in the 2 weeks leading up to the game, or on SB Sunday.

  12. carloswlassiter says:

    In all seriousness, did he play in the SB? I’m a Pats fan and watched 8,000 hours of coverage, but I don’t recall his name being mentioned once either in the 2 weeks leading up to the game, or on SB Sunday
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    1 PD, 8 Combined tackles, 3 solo, 5 assists.

  13. Brady set to slice and dice this bust up and down the field.
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    You mean kind of like the 10 points he put up last year and lost.

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