Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Connor Barwin is visiting the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Caplan. This marks Barwin’s first free agent visit since the Eagles cut the 30-year-old veteran last Thursday.
Barwin attended college at the University of Cincinnati and played both football and basketball there. As a Detroit native, signing with the Bengals would also allow him to be closer to his home city than he’s ever been in the NFL. (Cincy is a four hour drive south of Detroit.)
The Bengals are the only team reportedly interested in Barwin. Jason La Canfora speculates he could end up with the Rams in Los Angeles (Wade Phillips connection) or return to the Texans, the team who drafted him. NJ.com noted the Packers also have interest in Barwin after losing Julius Peppers in free agency.
Barwin had a down season playing in the Eagles’ 4-3 defense last season, but he still has some gas in the tank. Here’s hoping he has success with his new team.