Veteran pass-rusher Connor Barwin will visit with Dolphins
Veteran pass-rusher Connor Barwin is visiting with the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday according to NFL Insider Adam Caplan of Sirius XM.
Veteran DE/OLB Connor Barwin visiting with #Dolphins today.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 15, 2019
Barwin was a second-round pick by the Houston Texans in 2009 but has bounced around the league. His longest stop was from 2013-2016 with the Philadelphia Eagles playing four seasons in the city of brotherly love.
He signed a two year deal before last season with the New York Giants and was a role player on the defense. He had 12 tackles, a sack and four pass breakups in 15 games with the G-Men. Only the first year of his deal with guaranteed with the Giants and they released him in February. Barwin also spent one year with the Los Angeles Rams between his stints with the Eagles and the Giants.
The Dolphins would be an interesting fit for the Dolphins but it would go against what they have done most of the offseason. The Dolphins have tried to sign guys this offseason who are younger or who will be with the team long term, something that Barwin doesn’t fit.
The one thing that Barwin does provide is leadership and he would be a good locker room for the young players the Dolphins have. It’s unclear if would be used as a linebacker or a defensive end with the Dolphins but he has been strong in both areas during his career.
This would be a good opportunity for Barwin to prove that he still has it in the league and there would be a lot of playing time to be earned with the Dolphins.