By Julie Glass
Connor Barwin was recently released by the Eagles to clear cap space.
And now the Green Bay Packers are looking to possibly sign the defensive lineman.
According to Bill Huber of Scout, the Packers are one of multiple teams that have been in contact with Barwin since his release. The Packers looking for more help in the pass-rushing department as Julius Peppers has signed with the Carolina Panthers.
Barwin has recorded 50.5 sacks in eight seasons. From 2013-2105, Barwin played outside linebacker in the Eagles’ 3-4 scheme and recorded 19.5 sacks in the span.
2016 was a setback season for Barwin as he was moved to defensive end from outside linebacker in the Eagles 4-3 scheme. In 16 games, Barwin recorded five sacks to go along with his 34 tackles.
Another reason the Packers like Barwin is his health. Since 2011, Barwin has not missed a start. It’s a little reminiscent of Peppers who has played in every game since 2010.
The Packers did re-sign Nick Perry, so they have their top pass rusher back in the fold. But if the Packers can find a way to land Barwin, they will have a chance to be a very dangerous pass-rushing team.