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Los Angeles Rams Sign LB Connor Barwin

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After trading DE William Hayes, the LA Rams just filled a need as they prepare for the 2017 NFL Draft as new DC Wade Phillips gets his man.

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After a bit of a slow start, the Los Angeles Rams have had a busy few days recently. Earlier in the day they signed RB Lance Dunbar to a 1-year deal and now have added former Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans LB, Connor Barwin to the mix.

Barwin has a history with Rams defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips, dating back to when they were both with the Houston Texans. He has dipped into double-digit area of the stat sheet twice in his seven-year career, notching 11.5 while with the Texans in 2011, and then again in 2014 when he bagged 14.5 while with the Eagles.

Barwin's numbers dipped last season with the Eagles when Jim Schwartz was hired and was forced to play a DE in their 4-3 defense. By signing a 1-year prove it deal with the Rams, he moves back to his more natural position as 3-4 OLB.