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After falling to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, the Los Angeles Rams are once again undergoing significant offseason changes.
The team released staring inside linebacker Mark Barron and declined the option on starting center John Sullivan’s contract, a person with knowledge of the decisions told USA TODAY Sports. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the moves had not yet been made official, also said that it is still possible the team could try to bring back both players, depending on how free agency pans out.
ESPN and NFL Network were the first to report the moves.
Barron, 29, was due a $3 million roster bonus on March 15, two days after the start of the league year. By releasing him, the Rams saved $6.33 million toward the cap.
Sullivan, 33, started all but one game for Los Angeles since arriving as a free agent in 2017.
The changes could be the first of many for the Rams this offseason, as defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, safety Lamarcus Joyner, outside linebacker Dante Fowler and offensive guard Rodger Saffold are among the notable players set to become free agents.
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