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Los Angeles Rams re-sign Mark Barron

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Looks like he will be heading to Los Angeles.

Head coach Jeff Fisher and the Rams decided to hold onto strong safety/ linebacker Mark Barron, re-signing him to a 5-year deal worth $45 million per ESPN’s NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.

Barron, a former Alabama standout, led the team in tackles with 116 last season. He chimed in with a sack, four forced fumbles and five passes defended.

Barron, who turns 27 this October, enters his sixth NFL season in the fall.

Los Angeles needs to improve things on offense, especially at quarterback but re-signing Barron keeps its defense stacked.

The Mobile, Alabama native won two national championships (2009, 2011) and a Southeastern Conference title in 2009 with the Crimson Tide, prior to being taken by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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