Former La Rams linebacker Mark Barron reached agreement Sunday to a yearlong, $12 million deal with all the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told ’s Adam Schefter.

He becomes the 2nd prominent veteran defensive player added by the Steelers in free agency, connecting former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson, who signed a three-year contract with Pittsburgh. The Steelers also signed wide receiver Donte Moncrief into your two-year thing.

Barron, that was the Rams starting inside linebacker, was published by the team earlier this month with 2 years remaining on his contract.

He was sidelined four matches to begin the 2018 season due to a nagging shoulder injury and finished with 43 tackles (the lowest total of his career), a sofa and a forced fumble.

The Rams acquired Barron mid way through the 2014 season from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that selected him with the seventh overall selection in the 2012 draft.

Barron, 2-9, finished 2016 ranked 2nd to the team with 118 tackles, two interceptions and a sofa as the Rams stumbled on a 4-12 finish.

Throughout the past two seasons, Barron was slowed as a result of several injuries but also played an instrumental role in helping the team acquire back to back branch titles and earn its first Super Bowl appearance since the 2001 season.


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