It’s been a relatively quiet offseason for Connor Barwin, but it sounds like the linebacker may have several offers on the table. During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio today, the free agent said he will likely sign with a contender before training camp.
“We’ve had interest from a number of teams all offseason,” said Barwin (via Twitter). “The offers I have, I think I’ll make my decision before camp starts. I’m not going to go somewhere that I don’t think can win a Super Bowl.”
Last month, Barwin was included on our list of the best remaining free agents, but there hasn’t been much interest in the 31-year-old. We learned back in April that the linebacker had visited with the Cardinals, and Rams general manager Les Snead had expressed interest in bringing him back for a second season in Los Angeles. Otherwise, there’s been no reported workouts or visits for the former second-rounder.
Following a four-year stint with the Eagles, Barwin signed a one-year, $6.5MM deal with the Rams last offseason. He managed to put up solid numbers for his new team, compiling 34 tackles and five sacks in 14 games (13 starts). However, advanced metrics weren’t kind to the nine-year veteran, as Pro Football Focus ranked Barwin as the third-worst pass rusher in the NFL among 106 candidates.
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