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Tim Barnes | Center | #61

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/14/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 306
College: Missouri
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Rams re-signed C Tim Barnes to a two-year, $5.5 million contract.
A 2011 undrafted free agent, Barnes emerged as a 16-game starter last year. He graded out No. 32 of 40 in Pro Football Focus' center rankings. He'll have the inside track on starting duties in camp, but might not make it another full season. Wed, Mar 9, 2016 04:54:00 PM

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Rams GM Les Snead said he wants to re-sign free agent C Tim Barnes.

"The plan at center is, I'll give Tim Barnes credit, he's one of those guys we’d like to get back," said Snead. "At the end of the day, we didn't think he was a weak link." A full-time starter for the first time last year, Barnes graded in the bottom-third of PFF's rankings. He isn't more than a stopgap.
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 02:56:00 PM

Tim Barnes has been named the Rams' starting center.

He beat out Barrett Jones -- who was cut -- and Demetrius Rhaney. A backup-caliber player at best, 27-year-old Barnes played only nine snaps all last season. He did make four starts in 2013, but was destroyed as a pass blocker and below average in the running game. The Rams will enter the season with one of the worst offensive lines in football. They host the Seahawks in Week 1.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 09:04:00 PM

ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner projects Tim Barnes as the team's starting center.

That would be a problem, but it's not like the Rams are overflowing with options at the pivot. A fifth-year undrafted free agent, Barnes has made only four career starts. He played all of nine snaps on offense last season. He's battling 2013 fourth-rounder Barrett Jones and 2014 seventh-rounder Demetrius Rhaney. For as run focused as coach Jeff Fisher wants to become, he's overseeing an embarrassingly-thin offensive line.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 03:29:00 PM

Rams re-signed C Tim Barnes to a one-year contract.

The Rams didn't tender Barnes an offer as a restricted free agent, but are bringing him back for under a million bucks. St. Louis' offensive line is dangerously thin. The team would be in serious trouble if Barnes were asked to play snaps.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 06:39:00 PM

Free agent G/C Tim Barnes is visiting the Chiefs Monday.

The Rams did not tender Barnes as a restricted free agent after the season even though it would have cost them just $1.54M. He's not the answer as Rodney Hudson's replacement.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 11:31:00 AM

The Rams remain interested in re-signing free agent C Tim Barnes.

The Rams non-tendered Barnes, and would likely only want him back at a minimum salary. Barnes has also drawn interest from the Chiefs.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 06:32:00 PM

The Kansas City Star reports the Chiefs have had "exploratory talks" with free agent C Tim Barnes.

A fifth-year undrafted free agent, Barnes was non-tendered by the Rams. He played only nine snaps on offense last season. At best, he'd be a part of a competition in Kansas City.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 02:34:00 PM

The Rams did not tender restricted free agent C Tim Barnes.

Barnes was overmatched in four 2013 starts, and didn't start a game last season as Scott Wells stayed healthy. Even with Wells on the chopping block, the Rams were unwilling to pay Barnes the $1.54 million lowest-possible tender.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 09:11:00 PM

Rams re-signed exclusive rights free agents C Tim Barnes, WR Justin Veltung, and QB Austin Davis.

Barnes started the final four games of the season after C Scott Wells suffered a fractured fibula. He was pushed around in the run game and is merely a backup. Davis served as Kellen Clemens' backup after Sam Bradford tore his ACL.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 01:53:00 PM

Rams tendered exclusive rights free agents C Tim Barnes and TE Mike McNeill.

Signed off the practice squad in Week 2, Barnes ended up appearing in 15 games, but played just one snap on offense. A special teamer and blocker, McNeill caught four passes across 14 games.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 07:42:00 PM

Rams promoted C Tim Barnes from their practice squad.

24-year-old Barnes is a former undrafted free agent out of Mizzou. He's an insurance policy with Scott Wells (fractured foot) out until at least midseason.
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 03:27:00 PM

Rams signed C Tim Barnes to a reserve/future contract.

An undrafted free agent out of Missouri in 2011, Barnes bounced around practice squads in his "rookie" year. He'll have an outside chance at a roster spot in 2012. The Rams are likely to overhaul their offensive line this offseason.
Mon, Jan 2, 2012 05:45:00 PM