Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Count the days down, guys: It's a week to go until the 2013 NFL season kicks off. Sort of. Free agency begins on the 12th of March, and the rumor mill is running near to capacity. The latest involving the New England Patriots involves the possible addition on Houston Texans Outside Linebacker Connor Barwin, who has come out with some interesting quotes on SiriusXM Radio.  If he doesn't return to Houston, Barwin made it clear he'd like to play for a winning team with an established quarterback. He said he's willing to take less money to play for a competitor. When asked specifically about joining the New England Patriots, Barwin replied, "That would be nice." Source Well, if you're looking for a winning team with an established Quarterback, look no further than the Patriots (as the Texans found out last season... Twice). And he's willing to take less money to make it happen, which is great. He's really advertising himself well, as he has to after a down year. He shined in 2011, bu...
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