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Rams linebacker Connor Barwin feels at home in Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme

Rams linebacker Connor Barwin feels at home in Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme

Photos posted to Connor Barwin’s social media accounts last week showed the NFL veteran enjoying a honeymoon trip in Italy.

Upon his return to Southern California, the eight-year pro will resume preparations for his first season with the Rams.

After stints with the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles, including last season’s trials as a defensive end in a 4-3 scheme, Barwin has been reunited with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

Perhaps more importantly, he is again playing outside linebacker in Phillips’ hybrid 3-4 scheme.

The position feels like home.

“It really does,” Barwin said this month at minicamp before leaving for Europe. “I mean there’s...

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