Barron, Rams still looking for taker

Alex Barron is taking some time off from the (voluntary) offseason workout program with the St. Louis Rams, but he’s running out of time to find a team to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet.

Barron’s agents have been shopping around but have yet to come up with anything. With Barron tendered at the first-round level, they can keep shopping but it’s not going to happen. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams would take a second-round draft pick in exchange for the veteran, but that’s also unlikely to happen.

Jason Smith, the second pick in the draft last year, is expected to move to left tackle. That would make Barron a pricy and somewhat unreliable backup. The first-round tender means his salary for this season will be more than $2.7 million. The RFA tenders are not guaranteed, so stay tuned to see what happens. It’s unlikely the Rams would cut Barron loose, but they’d clearly be happy to trade him away.

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