Shortly after being officially released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, veteran defensive end Connor Barwin posted a goodbye message to fans on his Instagram account.
Barwin’s caption reads:
Thank you Philadelphia from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me and for being the amazing city you are. Laura and I want to thank Jeffrey Lurie, the entire Eagles organization, and all the fans for their support. It has been an honor and a privilege to play for this historic franchise.
The Make The World Better Foundation, will continue it's work to revitalize parks in the city. Our current projects at Smith Playground and Waterloo Playground are moving forward and very exciting. I hope to see many of you at our concert this year.I have learned from and cherish every experience I have had in the great city of Philadelphia and every snap I played as an Eagle. From the Lurie's, to my coaches, teammates, mtwb partners, and fellow septa riders thank you!
Go Philly, Go Eagles . . . hope to see you in the playoffs!
The word "classy" gets thrown around a lot but that’s true what Barwin is. He’s a good dude who did a lot of great work for the Eagles off the field. He also made some significant contributions on the field for a couple seasons here in Philadelphia.
It’s a shame it had to come to this, but cutting him was a no-brainer move for the Eagles. Philly saved $7.75 in cap space by moving on.
On a personal note, I’d like to thank Barwin for once coming on our podcast, BGN Radio, to do an interview with us. He started the interview off by saying we were "The best Eagles podcast there is in Philly." He didn’t need to say that. We didn’t ask him to say that. That’s just the kind of guy he is. And we’ve used that clip as our podcast intro ever since. Thanks, Connor, and good luck to you in the future.
Reaction to Barwin’s release from his Eagles teammates:
Couldn't ask for a better teammate and leader @ConnorBarwin98 #foreverbrothers— fletcher cox (@fcoxx_91) March 9, 2017
Best of luck @ConnorBarwin98 great teammate and player. Was a privilege to play with you and can't wait to watch you ball this year!— Chris Maragos (@ChrisMaragos) March 9, 2017