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Dunbar, Barwin have two main reasons for signing with Rams

Dunbar, Barwin have two main reasons for signing with Rams

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...

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