On Friday, the Los Angeles Rams officially announced the release of ILB Mark Barron.
Barron was owed a $3 million roster bonus on March 15, but it appears the Rams felt it was best to give him a one-week head start on free agency.
Barron, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2012. Tampa Bay traded him to the Rams in 2015 for fourth- and sixth-round picks.
The Rams ultimately declined to pick up his fifth-year option but re-signed him to a five-year, $45 million contract with $20 million guaranteed in 2016.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Barron will free up $6,333,333 of available cap space while creating $3,333,333 in dead money.
In 2018, Barron appeared in 12 games for the Rams and recorded 60 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble, a pass defense and a safety.