The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to terms with outside linebacker Connor Barwin and running back Lance Dunbar.
The 30-year-old Barwin has played eight seasons in the NFL, the last four with the Philadelphia Eagles. He spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Houston Texans, who chose him in the second round of the 2009 draft out of Cincinnati, where he also played basketball.
As a defensive end, the 6-foot-4-inch, 264-pound Barwin made 14.5 quarterback sacks in 2014 and 11.5 in 2011. He made five sacks and 34 tackles in 2016.
Recently hired Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips coached Barwin as the Texans defensive coordinator in the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Barwin started 95 of a possible 96 games over the past six seasons and made six tackles in the only game he did not start during that span.
Barwin was released by the Eagles last Thursday, just before the opening of the free agency signing period.
Dunbar played five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, rushing for 422 yards and one touchdown on 94 carries and catching 68 passes for 646 yards.
The Buffalo Bills announced Thursday they had matched the two-year offer sheet the Rams gave to center Ryan Groy on Tuesday.
The Rams are seeking a starting center after releasing Tim Barnes, their starter for the past two seasons, last Thursday.
—City News Service
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