Rams Cut C Tim Barnes

The Rams are in the market for a center. The team released center Tim Barnes on Thursday, agent Matt Brei tweets.

Barnes made 32 consecutive starts for the Rams. Now, he’s free to sign with any club.

Last year, Barnes re-signed with the Rams on a two-year, $5.6MM deal with $2.5MM guaranteed. His $750K roster bonus would have become guaranteed for injury if he remained on the team on the third day of 2017 league year (later this week). That would have become fully guaranteed if he remained on the roster through June 17.

In 2015, he ranked as Pro Football Focus’ 29th-best center out of 39 qualifiers. This past season, PFF ranked him 31st out of 38 qualifiers.

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