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Buccaneers Trade S Mark Barron To The Rams

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Buccaneers are trading former first-round pick S Mark Barron to the Rams.

  • Schefter adds that the Rams will send the Buccaneers a fourth and sixth-round pick in return for Barron.
  • ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the Rams will waive QB Case Keenum to make room for Barron.

The Buccaneers were reportedly considering trading multiple players including guys like WR Vincent Jackson and RB Doug Martin, but they ultimately elected to move former first-round pick in Barron and a veteran linebacker in Jonathan Casillas.

There is no question that safety was among the Rams top defensive needs, however there are concerns about Barron’s ability to hold up in coverage. The Rams aren’t giving up all that much in this trade, so there is very little downside on their part.

As for the Buccaneers, it’s really sad to part ways with a No. 7 overall pick after just a few years.

Barron, 25, is in the third year of his four-year, $14.465 million rookie contract and is owed $2,362,704 for the 2015 season. He has recorded 49 tackles, one fumble recovery and three pass defenses over the course of seven games.

  • Brian McIntyre points out that Barron is owed $903,000 for the remainder of the 2014 season.
  • According to McIntyre, the Rams will have to free up some cap space.

Pro Football Focus has Barron rated as the No. 66 safety out of 83 qualifying players this season.