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Sam Barrington | Linebacker

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 240
College: South Florida
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Packers placed ILB Sam Barrington (foot) on injured reserve, ending his season.
It's the second time in three years the 2013 seventh rounder has ended up on injured reserve. A hamstring issue ended his rookie season. Barrington is an ordinary run defender, but his loss thins the Packers' questionable linebacker depth. Nate Palmer will slide into Barrington's starting spot. Barrington turns 25 next month. Sep 15 - 5:39 PM

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FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports Packers ILB Sam Barrington (ankle) is in danger of missing the entire season.'s Ian Rapoport confirms the Packers are expecting Barrington to miss all of 2015. Rapsheet calls it a foot issue. Barrington started seven games last season, earning negative marks as a run defender from Pro Football Focus. Nate Palmer is the next man up on the depth chart.
Sep 15 - 3:58 PM

Packers ILB Sam Barrington (ankle) was spotted on crutches and in a walking boot following the Packers' Week 1 win over the Bears.

Barrington entered the game with an ankle injury and apparently aggravated it early in the game. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel speculates Barrington will be out "awhile." Nate Palmer played in Barrington's place. The Packers' defense was gashed by Matt Forte with Barrington and S Morgan Burnett (calf) sidelined. Green Bay gets Seattle next week.
Sep 14 - 10:33 AM

Packers third-year ILB Sam Barrington called the Green Bay defense "my defense."

With ILBs Brad Jones and A.J. Hawk gone, it leaves Barrington atop the depth chart. He started nine games last season, including the final seven, receiving positive marks for his coverage from Pro Football Focus, but struggling badly against the run. Green Bay figures to address the position in the draft.
Apr 12 - 11:17 AM

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports the Packers "like the prospects" of second-year ILB Sam Barrington.

Barrington was the 232nd overall pick in last April's draft and played just one snap on defense before landing on injured reserve with a hamstring injury in November. We can't see the Packers liking him enough to start, however. He ran a 4.91 at the Combine and is just 6-foot-1 and 235 pounds.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 12:55:00 PM

Packers placed LB Sam Barrington on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

A seventh-round rookie, Barrington pulled up lame in Monday night's loss. A special teamer, Barrington had played only one snap on defense. He'll be back to compete for one of the Packers' final roster spots next summer.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 05:24:00 PM

Packers signed No. 232 pick LB Sam Barrington to a four-year contract.

Not a big college pass rusher (6.5 career sacks), Barrington figures to convert from outside linebacker at South Florida to the inside in Green Bay, where he goes 6-foot-1, 246 with 4.91 speed. He'll play special teams in year one.
Fri, May 10, 2013 02:35:00 PM

Packers selected USF LB Sam Barrington with the No. 232 overall pick.

Barrington (6-foot 7/8, 246) made 36 starts at outside linebacker in the Bulls' 4-3, registering 21.5 career tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, one interception, and five forced fumbles. He ran 4.91 at the Combine with a 1.67 ten-yard split and 22 bench-press reps. He will likely play an inside linebacker spot and add depth to that position for the Packers.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 06:39:00 PM

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2Eddie Lacy
3Alonzo Harris
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2Eddie Lacy
FB1John Kuhn
2Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Randall Cobb
2Ty Montgomery
3Jeff Janis
WR21Davante Adams
2James Jones
3Jared Abbrederis
WR31James Jones
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Kennard Backman
3Justin Perillo
LT1David Bakhtiari
LG1Josh Sitton
2Lane Taylor
C1Corey Linsley
2J.C. Tretter
RG1T.J. Lang
2Josh Walker
RT1Don Barclay
2Bryan Bulaga
K1Mason Crosby