The Los Angeles Rams announced Thursday night that they’ve signed OLB Connor Barwin to a contract.
- Adam Caplan reports that Barwin receives a one-year, $6.5 million contract from the Rams.
Barwin also drew interest from the Bengals, but the Rams seemed like a great for him, given his prior experience working with Wade Phillips while they were Houston years ago.
It’s worth mentioning that signing him to a contract won’t impact a team’s compensatory picks, considering that he was released.
Barwin, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Texans back in 2009. He was entering the fifth year of his six-year, $36 million contract that included $8 million guaranteed when the Eagles released him in a move that freed up $7.75 million in available cap space.
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 had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.