Familiarity with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was too enticing, the opportunity to reunite too good for linebacker Connor Barwin to pass up.
For running back Lance Dunbar, it was a chance to expand his role in Coach Sean McVay’s multiple-threat offense.
On Wednesday, Barwin and Dunbar said those were among the reasons they signed free-agent contracts last week with a Rams franchise coming off a 4-12 season.
Barwin, who has 50½ sacks, came of age as a pass rusher early in his eight-year NFL career playing in Phillips’ 3-4 scheme with the Houston Texans.
“He taught me so much about being a pro and enjoying being around the game every single day, and...
I was working on a story during the Houston-Cincinnati game, but every time I looked up, Bengals QB Andy Dalton was eating dirt. The Ravens shouldn't sleep on the Texans.