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State of the Texans:
The deal is done. Connor Barwin is going to the Eagles. #Texans
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 14, 2013
Crazy couple of days. Hard to put it into words so I guess I’ll let Boyz II Men do the talking. #BullsOnParade youtu.be/zDKO6XYXioc
— Connor Barwin (@ConnorBarwin98) March 14, 2013
The Houston Texans have lost free agent linebacker Connor Barwin to the Philadelphia Eagles. Barwin who was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2009 in the 2nd round (46th overall) out of Cincinnati to play defensive end. After limited snaps his rookie season and an ankle injury that landed him on the injured reserve in 2010, Barwin had a breakout season in 2011.
In 2011, Barwin tallied 11.5 sacks with 47 total tackles in his first season as a starting outside linebacker in Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips 3-4 scheme. With high expectations, Barwin had a down season on the stat sheet in 2012 and turned down a contract offer prior to the season. He only posted 3 sacks and has freely admitted that the pressure of the season wore on him trying to produce for the team.
With Barwin leaving the Texans have four outside linebackers on the roster in Brooks Reed, Whitney Mercilus, Bryan Braman and DeLano Johnson.
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The Eagles remain busy in free agency, signing free agent outside linebacker Connor Barwin to a reported 6-year, $36 million deal on Thursday.
Barwin had a breakout season in 2011, where the former University of Cincinnati start recorded 11 sacks for the AFC South Texans. His 2012 numbers decreased across the board, where without DeMeco Ryans, Mario Williams, or Brian Cushing in...
The hits just keep coming for the Baltimore Ravens as another key player is departing, but this time he’s headed to Houston Texans.
After losing safety Glover Quin the Texans were in desperate need to find a suitable replacement. Not a bad choice, signing the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year and the NFL leader in interceptions in the last three years, Ed Reed.
According to IBNSportsWrap...
NewsTags: Connor BarwinPhiladelphia EaglesThe Eagles have continued their active Thursday afternoon in free agency. After deals for Kenny Phillips and Cary Williams, the Eagles have now signed former Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin.
The deal is reportedly for 6 years and $36 million with a maximum of $40 million with incentives.
Houston Texans Draft Needs Will Become Clear Over Next Few Days: Free agency was not too brutal to the Texans on Day One, but time will tell whether that remains the case.
Success has been a long time coming for the Houston Texans,
and now that it appears to have arrived, the real hard work beings—doing it
again. Free agency makes it possible for players to get what they...
Guest Spot from Tx Cleaver…….
Complaining is easy. Pointing out problems is even easier. Texans management is paid to do neither. They are tasked with finding solutions for current problems, and avoiding future issues. In that context, let’s look at their decision to let Glover Quin walk, and make a run at Edward Earl Reed, Jr.
Texans issues relative to defense and...
Baltimore Ravens free agent safety Ed Reed visited with the
Houston Texans yesterday. Reed thoroughly enjoyed his stay with the Texans, and
told reporters, including John McClain of The Houston Chronicle, that interest
between he and Houston is mutual.
“It’s mutual,” Reed said about his interest in the Texans.
“Both of us are contenders and want to get a championship,...
A busy day of free-agent signings for the Detroit Lions continued Thursday with the addition of free safety Glover Quin.
The team announced that Quin will be leaving the Houston Texans for a five-year contract with the Lions.
Quin, 27, started every game for Houston the past three seasons. He finished with 84 tackles, 14 passes defensed and two interceptions for the Texans in 2012...
Ed Reed may be headed to Houston. The veteran safety was picked up by Houston Texans owner Bob McNair and other team officials prior to a meeting on Thursday.
Reed had been a large part of the Baltimore Reavens defense for a decade but with the team in salary cap trouble has become expendable.
The Texans would pair Reed with Daniel Manning who would operate as the teams strong safety...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Lions have reached agreement with former Texans S Glover Quin.
Schefter reported earlier in the day that the Lions wanted to hammer out contract with Glover, Reggie Bush, and Jason Jones and they’ve managed to accomplish this in a matter of a few hours.
They also re-signed CB Chris Houston as well. Detroit’s secondary was in desperate need...
Updates on free agent Ed Reed visiting the Houston Texans.
Ed Reed has landed in Houston w/ his financial advisors Brad Davis and Brad Schwartz. Texans trying to woo him twitpic.com/cbbjxa
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 14, 2013
Ed Reed arrived n Houston escorted by GM Rick Smith. They’re headed 4 Reliant Stadium.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 14...
Eagles fan reaction was exciting to witness as Chip and Howie got busy on Thursday, finalizing deals to land some top-notch help on defense.
For the first time since last September, I smelled what the Eagles are cooking...
The Eagles defensive overhaul now includes Connor Barwin, the outside linebacker from the Houston Texans. Also signed were cornerback Cary Williams (former...