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Connor Barwin visiting the Rams

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With the Rams transitioning to a 3-4 defense under new coordinator Wade Phillips, they need some guys familiar with the scheme. So it makes sense that they’re looking at one who has experience there.

According to Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, Barwin is visiting the Rams today.

Barwin was cut by the Eagles for reasons economic, but he also was out of place when they shifted to a 4-3 front, and Barwin was converted to a defensive end.

Barwin’s also visited the Bengals as the 30-year-old looks for a new home. His experience with Phillips in Houston could make him a valuable piece as they convert.

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14 Responses to “Connor Barwin visiting the Rams”
  1. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Mar 15, 2017 10:20 AM

    Green Bay REALLY needs Barwin’s upside and depth. Come on Ted!!

  2. packmangamble says: Mar 15, 2017 10:54 AM

    Come visit the Packers!! You’ll like it here!!!

  3. natijim235 says: Mar 15, 2017 10:58 AM

    i guess your visit with coach giggles in cincy wasn’t that impressive –surprise!

  4. glastron1 says: Mar 15, 2017 10:58 AM

    Ted needs to at least bring him in for a visit.

  5. sellingadream says: Mar 15, 2017 11:17 AM

    You’re made for L.A. Connor. Lots of good indie music here. Coachella nearby and right before the draft this year. You can ride your bike safely to work if you choose to live out in Thousand Oaks.

  6. ghostof34 says: Mar 15, 2017 11:20 AM

    How are the Bears not in on this guy’s visit parade? If they think they’re set at that position they’re wrong. Watch him go to Green Bay, and 6-7 months sawing Mike Glennon in half. I am really not looking forward to this season, nope. They have a bunch of guys who are bad at football, and they just paid a guy 18+ mil guaranteed to be worse at the QB position (6 million more than the guy they cut to make way for Mike.) More…for worse…interesting concept.

  7. scoreatwill says: Mar 15, 2017 11:24 AM

    He should sign with the Rams if he has no other options and/or the money is that more significant. Why should he close out his career on a perennial loser who probably is looking at a 6-10 record at best?

  8. vicksdawgpound says: Mar 15, 2017 11:48 AM

    I don’t know why teams that run a 4-3 Defense keep bringing him in for a visit. Barwin I think can be a pretty good add for a team but he has shown he isn’t really a DE and needs to go to a team that runs a 3-4 so he can move back in to his natural position at OLB.

  9. steeelfann0155 says: Mar 15, 2017 11:49 AM

    This guy has Steelers written all over him. I don’t get why he has not already signed with them. Perfect marriage.

  10. janvanflac says: Mar 15, 2017 11:55 AM

    Great guy, still a good player just a mismatch as a 4-3 DE and too pricey a contract for the Eagles to keep him. Wish him well.

  11. thisoneguy1 says: Mar 15, 2017 12:23 PM

    glastron1 says:
    Ted needs to at least bring him in for a visit.
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    You’d think so.
    I’m actually a believer in TT’s build-through-the-draft philosophy — just not a fan of the way he drafts, at least on the defensive side of the ball.
    But he does occasionally dip into free agency to good effect, and after failing to re-sign just about every unrestricted free agent outside of Nick Perry, you’d think he’d have the money and the interest in going after a guy like Connor Barwin.
    Barwin fits the Packers’ 3-4 scheme, is the kind of player and character guy you want on your team, and could probably be had without breaking the bank.
    Alas, I’m not holding my breath that he’ll make it happen, or even attempt to.

  12. taeh324 says: Mar 15, 2017 12:40 PM

    vicksdawgpound says:
    Mar 15, 2017 11:48 AM
    I don’t know why teams that run a 4-3 Defense keep bringing him in for a visit. Barwin I think can be a pretty good add for a team but he has shown he isn’t really a DE and needs to go to a team that runs a 3-4 so he can move back in to his natural position at OLB.

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    The Bengals is the only team the runs a 4-3 that he visited with. This is his 2nd visit and in case you don’t know even though clearly says it the Rams are in a 3-4 defense now

  13. gmen5280 says: Mar 15, 2017 12:46 PM

    Barwin would be a good pick up at this point in free agency. Was really used in a manner that didn’t leverage his assets in the 4-3 def.

  14. solylott says: Mar 16, 2017 2:59 AM

    Seems to be an effort to incorporate veteran leadership into Rams “middle school”…

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