Veteran outside linebacker Connor Barwin has been without a job in the NFL ever since the New York Giants released him following the end of the 2018 season. Barwin, however, didn’t lose hope he will start receiving calls and is hoping one of these calls will be from the Philadelphia Eagles.
Barwin, who played in Philly between 2013 and 2016, recently told Heavy that his focus is on trying to have a reunion with the Eagles. He also added that he even had initial talks with Eagles’ general manager Howie Roseman about the matter.
“I’m trying to come back and play for the Eagles,” – said Barwin. “I’m training right now and I’ve talked to Howie and they’re going to see if they need any depth on the edge and so I’m going to wait until camp starts before I sign anywhere else, but obviously I’m not going to wait too long. But the Eagles know that’s where I want to be.”
In his first stint with the Eagles, Barwin was one of the team’s stars on defense especially after Pro Bowl-worthy 2014 season in which he had 14.5 sacks. But the 31-year-old knows that things would be a lot different if he were to return.
“I’m going into my 11th year and I’m ready to just be a situational player. Howie knows. I’ll be there if one of the three guys (Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry or Derek Barnett) get hurt or if something happens, or to mentor the younger guys,” – he added. “You know, Philly’s situation is BG, Vinny, and DB — three great guys on the edge — and I would come in to support those guys. If I don’t play in Philly, it would be the same situation somewhere else. Be the third edge guy.”
Connor Barwin previously also played with Houston Texans and Los Angeles Rams before agreeing to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Giants. He ended up starting only three games in the past season, contributing with 12 tackles, 1.0 sacks, and four passed defended.