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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||14||34||26.0||8||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Giants||15||12||6.0||6||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||14||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2018||New York Giants||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|