Barron was one of the team’s top priorities to re-sign and will come back on a five-year deal. The safety-turned-linebacker came over from the Buccaneers at the trading deadline in 2014, and blossomed in coordinator Gregg Williams’ defensive scheme in 2015.
“Gregg’s good with moving people around and creating opportunities, and then early on in the season, unfortunately, when we lost Alec, Mark’s reps increased and I thought he had a really good year,” head coach Jeff Fisher said at the NFL Combine. “So, as you see, there’s a trend in the league right now for that type of guy. And we feel like he really fits into our defense.”
With Ogletree slated to move over to inside linebacker, Barron should continue to serve in the weakside role for Los Angeles in 2016.