Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin spent the last two seasons playing for the Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants. At the end of the 2018 season, the Giants released Barwin and his has remained a free agent since then.
According to reports, the 32-year-old veteran is hoping to return to the Eagles this season and help the team make another run for a Super Bowl trophy.
“I’m trying to come back and play for the Eagles,” Barwin said this week. “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.”
Barwin, who played for the Eagles from 2013 to 2016, put up the best numbers in his career as a member of the Eagles and finished with a career-high 14.5 sacks in 2014, when he made his first Pro Bowl appearance.
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If the Eagles sign him, Barwin does not expect to be an every down player like he was during his first stint with the team, but he believes he can contribute in a situational role.
“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,” Barwin 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.”
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If he doesn’t sign with the Eagles, Barwin said he plans on finding a role on a contender.
“I would love for it to be in Philly,” Connor Barwin said. “Me and Howie are talking. I might wait a week into camp, but that’s about as far as I’m going to wait. Other teams are going to be like, ‘You better sign now or we’re going to sign someone else.’ If not, I’ll try to go to another contender. I would love for it to be in a good situation where I can contribute.”