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Eagles cut Connor Barwin

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Eagles pass-rusher Connor Barwin offered to take a pay cut.

The Eagles declined, and took it all away.

The team announced they had released the veteran outside linebacker/defensive end.

Switching defensive schemes reduced his impact (he had 14.5 sacks in 2014), but the 30-year-old should still be able to find work. But the $7.75 million in cap savings was more important to the Eagles at the moment.

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24 Responses to “Eagles cut Connor Barwin”
  1. cmtumd says: Mar 9, 2017 10:01 AM

    Good player, great guy. Johnny Brenda’s, Union Transfer and the rest of Philly’s music venue’s will miss Barwin.

  2. smithdp says: Mar 9, 2017 10:03 AM

    Green Bay should take a quick look at Barwin.

  3. gnorules says: Mar 9, 2017 10:05 AM

    Good luck Connor. Thank you for the couple good seasons.

  4. cobrala2 says: Mar 9, 2017 10:05 AM

    Connor Barwin and Vinny Curry account for something like 10% of the Eagles cap space.

    7.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 38 tackles total between those two, ugh.

    Our whole D-Line underwhelmed this year, when it was supposed to be simpler going back to a 1-gap system (Schwartz will babble his way out of it, I’m sure) but I’m NOT surprised with Curry’s lack of performance… Eagles fanbase is infatuated with him because of hometown loyalty but he’s had simply one okay-to-good season in his five years at Philly.

    Now we need talent and sounds like we lost Bouye, yeesh.

  5. QB Film Room says: Mar 9, 2017 10:06 AM

    about time

  6. minson15 says: Mar 9, 2017 10:10 AM

    Seahawks should take a look at this guy!

  7. philly462 says: Mar 9, 2017 10:21 AM

    There goes my favorite Eagle. Great guy. Ugh.

  8. cardiovascularendurance says: Mar 9, 2017 10:22 AM

    Cobra- I was with you until Bouye. That dude is about to get WAY overpaid. I’m fine with not getting into another Byron Maxwell situation.

  9. 302EaglesFan says: Mar 9, 2017 10:32 AM

    Thanks Connor you’re a class act. You deserve the best.

  10. clipper222 says: Mar 9, 2017 10:40 AM

    He’s going to the Ravens.

  11. codysmart says: Mar 9, 2017 10:55 AM

    He’ll end up in NE replacing Long.

  12. cinfante54 says: Mar 9, 2017 11:05 AM


    To say we were infatuated with him because of hometown loyalty would greatly disrespect the community service he did in Philly. He was an incredible part of the community, raising money for a park and holding concerts to benefit other community endeavors

  13. unkleruckus says: Mar 9, 2017 11:06 AM

    Cmon home. The Lions need you!

  14. questionableopinion says: Mar 9, 2017 11:07 AM

    You could see the Packers making this kind of move. Move Clay inside a bit more and have Barwin and Perry rushing the passer.

  15. mrpeepee says: Mar 9, 2017 11:07 AM

    He was fantastic 2 years ago in a 3-4. Still has plenty in the tank – hope he signs in a good system for him. Will go down as one of my favorite Eagles ever, genuine people like that don’t come around often

  16. redlikethepig says: Mar 9, 2017 11:12 AM

    This is a tough one … because almost every article about a free agent has several Eagles fans screaming to sign him. What do they do now?

  17. steeelfann0155 says: Mar 9, 2017 11:20 AM


  18. cobrala2 says: Mar 9, 2017 11:24 AM

    I’m not sold on Bouye, btw – my fundamental point is we have a very low ROI with those two guys.

  19. danl181 says: Mar 9, 2017 11:33 AM

    Enjoyed watching him, one of those guys that gave it all on the field. Best of luck to him wherever he signs.

  20. pourman says: Mar 9, 2017 11:35 AM

    Good luck, CB. You made Philly better on and off the field. Thanks.

  21. tommyribs says: Mar 9, 2017 11:37 AM

    As a GIANTS fan I can definitively say that this guy is a major thorn in the Side.

    I am surprised that they let him go. He gets a lot of pressure on QBs.

    Watch him go to the PATs, he is Tailor-Made for a team like that. Bellichik would LOVE having him there.

  22. BIGGSHAUN says: Mar 9, 2017 11:54 AM

    Still a good player. Wasn’t right for this scheme.

  23. thisoneguy1 says: Mar 9, 2017 12:06 PM

    questionableopinion says:
    You could see the Packers making this kind of move. Move Clay inside a bit more and have Barwin and Perry rushing the passer.
    If has hangs around on the market for a few weeks — and I have my doubts — he may be the kind of guy Ted goes after.
    However, with rare exceptions TT doesn’t participate in the early feeding frenzy of free agency, preferring value guys he can pick up later on. He also has several of his own guys he’s trying to keep in the fold.
    Connor Barwin would help the Packers, but only at the right price, and only if he were still available in a few weeks or months (as with Jarod Cook last year). I’m not sure Barwin will be on the market that long, and can probably get more than Green Bay would offer.

  24. meshnuts says: Mar 9, 2017 2:49 PM

    UC Bearcat. Come home to Cincinnati.

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