Roundup: Connor Barwin agrees to terms with Giants

Roundup: Connor Barwin agrees to terms with Giants

After a profitable stint with the shocking Rams, Connor Barwin is headed again east to try the same turnaround.

The veteran linebacker mentioned Monday he has agreed to terms with the New York Giants. Barwin introduced the information by way of Twitter.

Barwin may be very acquainted with the NFC East, having spent the center portion of his profession (2013-2016) with the Philadelphia Eagles. He voyaged west final offseason, becoming a member of a Rams crew that was coming off a Four-12 end however owned some underlying promise. The outcome was a speedy reversal of fortunes, with Barwin contirbuting to the Rams‘ shocking resurgence with 34 tackles and sacks in 14 video games.

For his profession, Barwin has logged 354 tackles and 55.5 sacks in 9 seasons (although he solely recorded statistics in eight of these 9 campaigns).

To see how Barwin may match into new defensive coordinator James Bettcher’s protection, one mustn’t look far past final season, during which Barwin occupied primarily the identical position in Wade Phillips’ protection in Los Angeles. Opposite Olivier Vernon, who will transition from Four-Three rush finish to Three-Four Sam backer (a slight distinction in time period and accountability, however visually related), Barwin slots as an out of doors backer with expertise and functionality to play on all downs, together with as a third-down sub bundle cross rusher with his hand on the bottom. He will not play each down (Barwin performed on 61 p.c of Rams defensive snaps final season, per Next Gen Stats), however he is a confirmed commodity with an added potential to tutor his youthful counterparts.

Barwin mentioned earlier in July he was holding out to join a Super Bowl contender. Though the Giants are coming off a Three-13 season, it is not troublesome to foresee one other 180 engineered by a crew stocked with expertise below a brand new head coach. Should that occur, of us may need to begin treating Barwin like luck attraction.

Elsewhere in roster-related Monday information:

1. The Patriots positioned vast receiver Kenny Britt on the bodily unable to carry out listing, and working again Brandon Bolden on the non-football harm listing on Monday, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.