Report: Giants to add Connor Barwin

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The Giants have been busy remaking their linebacker corps this offseason, and they’re not finished.

According to Jordan Raanan of, the Giants are expected to sign veteran free agent Connor Barwin.

He worked with Giants linebackers coach Bill McGovern in Philadelphia, giving him some familiarity.

Barwin recently said he didn’t plan to sign with a team unless there was a chance to win a Super Bowl, so he’s obviously a proponent of sticking with an aging quarterback and using the second pick in the draft on a running back.

The 31-year-old Barwin had five sacks last year for the Rams, after a solid run with the Eagles. The Giants are converting to a 3-4 defense under new coordinator James Bettcher, and traded for inside linebacker Alec Ogletree earlier this offseason to help with the transition.

13 responses to “Report: Giants to add Connor Barwin

  1. Barwin is by no means what he was (prob due to age) but he’s a smart player, veteran presence and locker room guy at this stage of his career. Can’t be a bad pickup.

  2. Great guy, solid player, was one of my favorite Eagles. Can’t blame him, he still lives in Philly so not far from home, but really, the Giants are far from a good team at this point.

  3. Let’s see, go from a SB winner to a 3-13 team and expect a chance for a SB. SMH!

  4. thefiesty1 says:
    July 23, 2018 at 5:15 pm
    Let’s see, go from a SB winner to a 3-13 team and expect a chance for a SB. SMH!
    He played for the Rams last year. Last time I checked, they didn’t win the Super Bowl. SMH.

  5. Aging QB, but SB MVP twice. Top 5 WR, top 5 TE, Rookie RB that should be pretty good. Revamped O line, Revamped D line, Revamped ST. This team is going to be better than many people would expect. Offense should be pretty good, if the Defense can manage an average year, the Giants could be looking at a playoff berth. I dunno if I’d call Barwin crazy for thinking he has a shot in the next year or two.

  6. Great pick up by the Giants, if Eli Apple and that secondary play up to they’re potential this team will make the playoffs book it!!!……remember you heard it here first sheagles!!!

  7. As an Eagles fan this stings a little because he’s become so endeared in our community, but he’s not wrong that the Giants winning 10 or more games is not necessarily outside the realm of possibility. Look at how quickly the Rams turned it around with the right change at head coach and pretty much same squad.

  8. Loved Barwin with Philly. Now he’ll have to cover Clement and Sproles out of the backfield…good luck with that!

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