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Connor Barwin could return to Philadelphia Eagles

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Connor Barwin may be on his way back to the Philadelphia Eagles after speaking to Howie Roseman, the outside linebacker said on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Alex Marvez of SiriusXM notes that the Eagles will be looking at younger players through the first few weeks of training camp, and once that’s done, they will begin talking with Barwin.

Barwin spent four seasons in Philadelphia between 2013 and 2016, making the Pro Bowl in 2014 after racking up 64 tackles, 14.5 sacks, a couple of forced fumbles, and five passes defended.

The 32-year-old then resided with the Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants in 2017 and 2018, respectively. He totaled 34 tackles, five sacks, and a fumble recovery for the Rams, but he played only scarcely with the Giants, logging 12 tackles, a sack, and four passes defended.

Barwin, who played his collegiate football at the University of Cincinnati, was originally selected by the Houston Texans in the second round (46th pick overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

He played the first four years of his career with the Texans, with his best season coming during the 2011 campaign in which he registered 49 tackles, 11.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and seven passes defended. However, he was mostly mediocre, missing just about all of 2010 due to injuries and recording 4.5 sacks in 2009 and three sacks in 2012.

Barwin then signed with the Eagles in 2013.

Philadelphia is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which it won nine games and snuck into the playoffs as a Wild Card. The Eagles then went on to upset the Chicago Bears in the Wild Card Round before falling to the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round the following week.