“It would be great to be part of the Eagles because I think they are going to be good,” Barwin said. “I mean you never know from year to year, but obviously for me they are high on my list because then I wouldn’t have to move, and they won the Super Bowl two years ago and were within one win of an NFC Championship last year. A lot of that core is still there.”
According to Barwin, he’s been in talks with Eagles executive Howie Roseman throughout the offseason about a potential reunion and they’ve discussed him having a role as a situational pass rusher.
“I’m going into my 11th year and I’m ready to just be a situational player. Howie knows. I’ll be there if one of the three guys get hurt or if something happens, or to mentor the younger guys,” Barwin said. “You know, Philly’s situation is BG, Vinny, and DB — three great guys on the edge — and I would come in to support those guys. If I don’t play in Philly, it would be the same situation somewhere else. Be the third edge guy.”
Barwin added that he’s hoping to sign on with a team before the end of July.
“I would love for it to be in Philly,” Barwin said. “Me and Howie are talking. I might wait a week into camp, but that’s about as far as I’m going to wait. Other teams are going to be like, ‘You better sign now or we’re going to sign someone else.’ If not, I’ll try to go to another contender. I would love for it to be in a good situation where I can contribute.”
Barwin visited with the Dolphins last month after the Giants made the decision to cut him loose.
Barwin, 32, 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 2017.
Barwin played one season for the Rams before agreeing to a two-year contract worth up to $5 million with the Giants last year.
In 2018, Barwin appeared in 15 games for the Giants and recorded 12 tackles, one sack and four pass defenses.