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Connor Barwin joins Eagles as special assistant to GM

1/18/2020 7:09:17 AM
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Eagles general manager Howie Roseman has brought back edge rusher Connor Barwin as special assistant to the general manager, Nick Fierro and Andy Schwartz of the Allentown Morning Call report.

But not as a player. Barwin’s title is special assistant to the general manager.

The team in a story on its website said Barwin in the offseason "will aid the personnel staff in scouting talent. During the season, Barwin will focus on player development, especially for those making the jump from college ball to the NFL.”

That seems to be a good fit for the versatile Barwin, who played defensive end, linebacker and even cornerback in certain situations.

Barwin came to the Eagles from the Houston Texans in 2013 as an outside linebacker for their 3-4 front and converted to a defensive end in 2016 when they switched to a 4-3. He played for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 and finished his career the following season with the New York Giants.

In Philadelphia, he finished with 31.5 sacks in four seasons, including a career-high 14.5 in 2014, when he was selected for his only Pro Bowl. He was also a fan favorite and man of the people — he rode his bike to work and took public transportation — and had a major impact on the community.

“I’m done playing football, but my football career is not over,” Barwin told the website. "I want to stay involved. I want to help this team wherever I can and also learn the other side of the game from the coaches and the personnel side. There’s still a lot that I can learn about the on-field part of the game as well. I love being around the game. I still want to win a Super Bowl, multiple Super Bowls.”

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