- According to Mosher, this move is not designed to free up cap room, but instead to reward Barwin for his performance in 2014 that led to him being a Pro Bowl selection.
- Barwin announced that he wasn’t “going anywhere” on his Twitter account Wednesday.
Barwin, 28, had four years remaining on his six-year, $36 million contract that included $8 million guaranteed. He was set to make base salaries of $5.5 million (2015), $6 million (2016), $7 million (2015), and $8.5 million (2018) over the remainder of the agreement.
In 2014, Barwin appeared in all 16 games and recorded 64 tackles, 14.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the N0. 24 outside linebacker in a 3-4 out of 46 qualifying players.