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Eagles Expected To Either Trade Or Release DE Connor Barwin This Week

Les Bowen of Philly.com believes the Eagles will either trade veteran DE/OLB Connor Barwin or release him at some point this week.

This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, considering that Barwin has been the subject of trade rumors for several weeks now.

The parties were reportedly set to meet at the Combine last week, but this is the first we’ve heard since then.

Barwin, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Texans back in 2009. He will be entering the fifth year of his six-year, $36 million contract that included $8 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $7 million for the 2017 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, trading or releasing Barwin would free up $7.75 million in available cap space while creating $600,000 in dead money.

In 2016, Barwin appeared all 16 games for the Eagles and recorded 34 tackles, five sacks, a forced fumble and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 100 edge rusher out of 109 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Barwin and the Eagles as the news is available.