Philadelphia Eagles training camp begins in less than a week. Could they add Connor Barwin to the roster soon?
The Philadelphia Eagles are one of a few teams in the NFL who love reunions. Last season, they discussed a potential trade with the Buffalo Bills to acquire LeSean McCoy once again. This season, they actually made a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in order to get DeSean Jackson back in the mix at wide receiver.
Jackson wouldn’t be the only former Eagles player to get back in midnight green this year though. After dealing Michael Bennett to the New England Patriots, the Eagles went out and signed Vinny Curry just one year after cutting him. Then, on Friday, the Eagles brought back Darren Sproles once again after it seemed like they were ready to move on from the veteran back.
Just when you think the reunions are all over, Connor Barwin comes back into the mix. For the last few weeks now, the former Eagles linebacker/defensive end expressed massive interest in getting back on the Eagles. While the front office didn’t jump to snag Barwin off the free agency market, they did offer somewhat of a promise to him.
What’re the chances Barwin gets back in midnight green?
According to Connor Barwin himself, the Eagles are going to reach out at some point this summer to have a discussion. Depending on how the first few weeks of camp go, the Eagles will decide on whether they genuinely want to bring Barwin back or not. As the Birds lost Chris Long to retirement this year, Barwin sold himself as the perfect candidate to fill that void.
However, the Eagles don’t want to give the job to Barwin right away. First, they want to see what they have in their young draft picks, Josh Sweat and Shareef Miller. So far, Miller and Sweat have proved nothing at the NFL level. Therefore, a second spot on the depth chart behind Brandon Graham will not just be handed out to them.
If Jim Schwartz and the rest of the Eagles coaching staff aren’t impressed with the second-year pass rusher, or the rookie, then they likely won’t hesitate to relay the message to the front office, giving them the go-ahead to sign Barwin. But it will be a few weeks before this scenario is even discussed. It sounds like the Eagles are going to let this one play out first, but at this point, nobody should be surprised to see yet another reunion go down this year.