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Connor Barwin set to visit Bengals

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Connor Barwin played at the University of Cincinnati in college and will be back in town on Monday for his first team visit since he was released by the Eagles.

Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Barwin will be meeting with the Bengals about the prospect of joining the team for the 2017 season. Barwin was dropped by the Eagles in a move that saved Philly almost $8 million under the salary cap.

Barwin moved from outside linebacker to defensive end after the Eagles switched defensive schemes in 2016 and the move was followed by a drop in production from previous seasons. The Bengals also run a 4-3 base defense, so a return to Cincinnati may not prove to be the ideal fit for Barwin.

As of now, though, it’s the only meeting Barwin has scheduled so he may wind up betting that things will go better the second time around.

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5 Responses to “Connor Barwin set to visit Bengals”
  1. hollymolley says: Mar 13, 2017 7:43 AM

    I liked Barwin. He played with a lot of intensity and heart, plus he was big in the community, with his intercity playground rebuilds. Seemed like a decent guy, sorry to be loosing him. Sometimes the NFL sucks ( big time )

  2. tylawspick6 says: Mar 13, 2017 9:32 AM

    This guy really faded away fast.

  3. jm91rs says: Mar 13, 2017 10:07 AM

    He just doesn’t look like a 4-3 lineman. Not sure it would work out in Cincinnati, but I wouldn’t be upset if they tried.

  4. tralfaz1127 says: Mar 13, 2017 10:41 AM

    Funny how they say the Bengals play a 4-3. They play a hybrid. 2/3–3/4 of the defensive calls their base is nickel. 2 Linebackers. 5 DB’s, 4 guys on the line. They switch from 4-3 to 3-4 constantly ( a Mike Zimmer staple).
    First good news in the offseason for the Bengals. Barwin would be a great fit.

  5. jjbsew says: Mar 13, 2017 1:41 PM

    Is he completely past his prime? If not, I don’t think that he fits the typical Bengal free agent profile.

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