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Connor Barwin: Eagles were ‘smart’ to cut me

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Connor Barwin gets it. He understands.

The veteran defensive end carried a lofty salary. On the other side of the ball, a young quarterback in Carson Wentz needed more surrounding pieces to facilitate his development.

What followed was logical.

The former Eagle said Friday that there are no hard feelings for his release. Quite the contrary, in fact. Barwin told the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane the Eagles were “smart” for choosing to part ways with him as they did, a March 9 move that sliced $7.75 million off the salary cap.

“Obviously, there was a ton of money invested in the defensive line room with Fletcher (Cox), Vinny (Curry), (Brandon Graham) and myself,” Barwin said to McLane. “Now they have a quarterback that appears to have a chance to be a really, really good player.

“I wish it wasn’t the money I was getting paid, but I think it was smart to use that money and help Carson.”

Barwin, 30, spent four seasons in Philadelphia.

That’s not long enough for a city statue to be built — Paul Walker may have a better chance in San Clemente, Calif. (seriously, just watch) — but it was long enough for Barwin to leave an impression for the class he showed while on the roster and grace exhibited once off it.

And to his point, the Eagles were active this month on offense.

They signed wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith along with offensive linemen Chance Warmack and Stefen Wisniewski. Veteran Nick Foles also joined the quarterbacks room on a two-year deal.

More help for Wentz.

Barwin understands.

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19 Responses to “Connor Barwin: Eagles were ‘smart’ to cut me”
  1. cobrala2 says: Mar 24, 2017 9:35 PM

    It’s called class and too few of us have it (I know I don’t!).

  2. jay25340 says: Mar 24, 2017 9:40 PM

    I’m gonna miss this guy. He’s great guy. The Rams got a good player.

  3. officialgame says: Mar 24, 2017 10:00 PM

    This guy is one of a kind and as an Eagles fan I hate to lose him. Good like Connor!!

  4. cromagarmy76 says: Mar 24, 2017 10:02 PM

    CB will ALWAYS be loved by Eagles fans! He may have only spent 4 years in Philly but he left a HUGE impact on the team and city!

  5. camrin55 says: Mar 24, 2017 10:13 PM

    Class act.

  6. jayyy1985 says: Mar 24, 2017 11:08 PM

    Such a solid dude.

  7. jagsfanugh says: Mar 24, 2017 11:23 PM

    How refreshing. This guy gets it. Wish him all the best.

  8. eagleswin says: Mar 24, 2017 11:31 PM

    Best of luck to him. Very classy.

  9. senatorblutarsky says: Mar 25, 2017 12:16 AM

    Sign with the Lions. You’ll do well.

  10. demboys4life311 says: Mar 25, 2017 12:23 AM

    Wow! What a class act and a pretty good pass rusher as well. LA Rams don’t deserve him but hey, they at least have some class now. Good luck to you Connor!

  11. philly462 says: Mar 25, 2017 5:57 AM

    Connor Barwin is LOVED by our fans. LOVED. That guy was nothing but toughness and class.

    Had I gotten to see he and Trent Cole play in their primes together I may have cried tears of joy.

  12. dawkphan says: Mar 25, 2017 7:18 AM

    Good Luck to you Connor , A class act !

  13. hollymolley says: Mar 25, 2017 7:45 AM

    Likewise, When I first found out about him being cut, I was distraught. A class act indeed. We need more like him, throughout the league, and if others are there, stand up and step forward….

  14. mraccurate says: Mar 25, 2017 9:16 AM

    Really gonna miss CB, he was a hard working player in the field, and an even better person off the field. His work with the kids in our community, and giving his time to make sure things for the children got done right. I salute you sir!!!

  15. tommyribs says: Mar 25, 2017 9:21 AM

    Would have loved for the GIANTS to have gotten him.

    He was a thorn in our side on many occassions.

  16. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Mar 25, 2017 9:39 AM

    this guy was pure class. never complained when they changed defenses and left him without a natural position. only wish he would move back to town after retirement.

  17. dbonedigdb4584 says: Mar 27, 2017 8:32 AM

    He knows he will play elsewhere. Maybe Dallas?

  18. silvernblacksabbath says: Mar 28, 2017 1:41 PM

    Wow, I’m shocked!

    Raiders need to snatch him up!

  19. 1historian says: Mar 29, 2017 1:28 PM

    Sounds like a future Pat to me.

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