Connor Barwin has a new home. The former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end has agreed to terms on a contract with the Los Angeles Rams, according to an official announcement from the team. The one-year deal is reportedly worth up to $6.5 million.
This news doesn’t come as a surprise. It was reported earlier this week that Barwin was visiting with the Rams. Los Angeles employs Barwin’s defensive coordinator from his time with the Houston Texans, Wade Phillips, in the same role now.
The Eagles released Barwin exactly one week ago. His release saved Philadelphia $7.75 million in cap room, so the decision to move on was a no-brainer from a football perspective. It was hard to part ways with Barwin from an emotional perspective because he always gave maximum effort and he regularly did great work in the community.
Barwin wasn’t an ideal fit for the Eagles’ 4-3 defense last year but now he’ll have an opportunity to play as a 3-4 outside linebacker again with the Rams.
The Eagles are set to play the Rams in Los Angeles this season so he’ll be seen again soon.