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October 16, 2019 01:08 AM
Connor Barwin: Hangs up cleats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin announced his retirement Monday, Adam Caplan of Sirius XM reports.

Barwin floated out the idea of re-signing with the Eagles this offseason, but an offer never came to fruition. Across 132 career games, the edge rusher recorded 368 tackles (272 solo), 56.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles in stints with the Texans, Eagles, Rams and Giants.

July 1, 2019 02:40 PM
Connor Barwin: Eyeing return to Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin has been in contact with the Eagles about a possible return, Mike Greger of Heavy.com reports.

Barwin was cut loose by the Giants in January, but he isn't ready to hang it up just yet. "I'm trying to come back and play for the Eagles," stated Barwin. "I'm training right now and I've talked to Eagles GM Howie Roseman and they're going to see if they need any depth on the edge."

January 29, 2019 02:08 PM
Connor Barwin: Released by Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin is getting released by the Giants on Tuesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Barwin appeared in 15 games for the Giants this year, totaling just 12 tackles, including one sack, and four passes defensed. He's expressed a desire to play in 2019 and could get an opportunity as a veteran backup with another club.

September 21, 2018 03:00 PM
Giants' Connor Barwin: Good to go for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will play in Sunday's game against the Texans.

Barwin's practiced reps escalated throughout the week, as he was limited Thursday and then ultimately able to go through a full session Friday. He will now enter the weekend without an injury designation, so expect the linebacker to be a full go in Houston.

September 19, 2018 09:12 PM
Giants' Connor Barwin: Not practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin (knee) was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice.

Barwin has been nursing a knee injury since preseason and doesn't appear nearing a recovery. With Olivier Vernon (ankle) also questionable to suit up against the Texans on Sunday, the Giants could enter Week 3 missing two options at the outside linebacker position.

August 27, 2018 02:40 PM
Giants' Connor Barwin: Participates in individual drills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin (knee) took part in individual drills Monday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Barwin, limited for the last three weeks due to lingering knee soreness, was reportedly spotted wearing a compression sleeve on his right knee. The pass-rush specialist could see an opportunity for increased snaps with Olivier Vernon (ankle) sidelined, but he'll need to fully participate in practice first. Barwin figures to serve a rotational role opposite Vernon throughout the regular season.

August 18, 2018 09:56 PM
Giants' Connor Barwin: Sitting out with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin will miss Friday's preseason game against the Lions due to an injury.

The nature of Barwin's injury has yet to be revealed by the club, but the veteran linebacker will take a night off to rest it. When he retakes the field, Barwin is expected to serve as a pass-rush specialist again in 2018 and is a candidate to start opposite Olivier Vernon.

July 23, 2018 04:52 PM
Connor Barwin: Joining Big Blue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin is signing with the Giants, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

This addition makes an awful lot of sense for a New York team in transition to a 3-4 base defense, considering Barwin played under Wade Phillips in Los Angeles last season and also spent time in 3-4 schemes during stints with the Eagles and Texans. Working on a streak of five consecutive seasons with at least 34 tackles and five sacks, the 31-year-old linebacker figures to enter the mix for a starting job opposite Olivier Vernon. Barwin should have a good chance to beat out Kareem Martin and Lorenzo Carter, though an every-down role is probably out of the question.

April 9, 2018 10:32 AM
Connor Barwin: Scheduled to visit Cards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin is scheduled to visit with the Cardinals this week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

A 2009 second-round pick, Barwin has ample experience working as both a 3-4 outside linebacker and a 4-3 defensive end, with five or more sacks in each of the last five seasons. He had 11.5 sacks for the Texans in 2011 and 14.5 for the Eagles in 2014, accounting for 47.7 percent of his total (54.5) through 126 career games. The 31-year-old had 34 tackles and five sacks in 14 games for the Rams last season while primarily operating as a 3-4 OLB. He'd likely spend more time with his hand in the dirt if he were to sign with a Cardinals team that's transititioning to more 4-3 looks under new head coach Steve Wilks.

January 15, 2018 05:44 PM
Rams' Connor Barwin: Heading to free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin is set to become a free agent after recording 34 tackles (26 solo) and five sacks during the 2017 campaign.

The veteran edge rusher primarily slotted in as an outside linebacker in Wade Phillips' 3-4 defensive scheme and had a respectable showing. Barwin could return to the Rams because of his familiarity with the organization and the success of defense as a whole. However, Los Angeles wasn't an ideal setup for Barwin's virtual value, so it might take a change of scenery for him to show statistical improvement. His fantasy outlook will remain up in the air until he signs a deal.

December 20, 2017 12:44 AM
Rams' Connor Barwin: Makes sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin recorded five tackles (four solo) and one sack Sunday against the Seahawks.

Barwin now has five sacks through 12 games this season. His inconsistency is troubling, though, since he had just six tackles in the five games before Sunday's outing, making him a risky play in the championship week ahead.

December 14, 2017 03:52 PM
Rams' Connor Barwin: Full participant at Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to head coach Sean McVay, Barwin (forearm) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

Barwin fractured his arm in Week 12 against the Saints and has missed every game since. His full participation Wednesday indicates that he will be available Week 15, however, as he and the rest of the Rams' defense try to slow down the Cowboys. Barwin has four sacks so far this season.

December 10, 2017 03:04 PM
Rams' Connor Barwin: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin (forearm) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

Barwin will be sidelined for the second straight contest with the fractured left forearm, but despite the serious-sounding nature of his injury, the linebacker doesn't appear to be a shutdown candidate just yet. He was able to practice in a limited capacity Friday, offering optimism that he'll gain clearance to play at some point during the Rams' final three games of the regular season.

December 9, 2017 03:24 PM
Rams' Connor Barwin: Questionable for Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin (forearm) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Head coach Sean McVay indicated earlier this week that Barwin isn't expected to be available for Week 14, but he was able to put in a limited practice Friday to earn the questionable tag. The 31-year-old isn't likely to be available against the Eagles, but he has yet to be officially ruled out.

December 5, 2017 01:48 PM
Rams' Connor Barwin: On track for another absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rams head coach Sean McVay said Monday that he expects Barwin (forearm) to miss the team's Week 14 matchup with the Eagles, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Barwin sustained a fractured left forearm in the Rams' Week 12 win over the Saints and looks like he could be at risk of missing the rest of the season, though the team will continue to evaluate him on a game-by-game basis for now. His absence from Sunday's victory over the Cardinals resulted in additional snaps for Ethan Westbrooks, who took advantage of the opportunity by recording four tackles and two sacks.

November 30, 2017 02:00 PM
Rams' Connor Barwin: Won't play Sunday vs. Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rams have ruled Barwin (arm) out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.

Barwin fractured his left arm in the Week 12 win over the Saints, so there's a real possibility he could be moved to season-ending injured reserve this week. The 31-year-old has amassed 25 tackles and four sacks across 11 games this season.

November 27, 2017 08:16 PM
Rams' Connor Barwin: Out indefinitely with broken arm
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin fractured his arm during Sunday's victory over New Orleans and is out indefinitely, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Barwin underwent surgery to repair the break Monday morning. Meanwhile, head coach Sean McVay said Samson Ebukam will temporarily take Barwin's place in the starting lineup.

November 26, 2017 06:24 PM
Rams' Connor Barwin: Will not return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin injured his arm in Sunday's game against the Saints and will not return, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

Barwin had just two tackles total in the two games coming into Week 12. Samson Ebukam stands to see an increase in playing time as a result.

November 7, 2017 09:28 AM
Rams' Connor Barwin: Leaves mark on win over Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin recorded four tackles (three solo), a sack and a fumble recovery during Sunday's 51-17 win over the Giants.

The sack was Barwin's fourth of the season and he's also up to a respectable 23 tackles (19 solo). However, it's been a wildly inconsistent campaign from the veteran, as last week against Arizona, he failed to register a single tackle. As a result, it's difficult to rely on Barwin in most IDP settings.

September 26, 2017 09:12 PM
Rams' Connor Barwin: Season-high five tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barwin notched five tackles (three solo) and a sack against the Ravens on Sunday.

Barwin looks as if he's eased his way into a starting role in Los Angeles, but his IDP value relies on tackling the quarterback. However, if he can continue to raise his tackle total and maintain pressure on opposing quarterbacks, he could be considered a consistent IDP asset.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/255
Birthdate:
10/15/1986
Age:
34
Hometown:
Southfield, MI, USA
School:
Cincinnati
NFL Experience:
11
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