The veteran OLB will not be a Giant next season
It appears outside linebacker Connor Barwin will no longer be a New York Giant. According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, the veteran linebacker will not finish out his two-year deal that he signed back in July.
The Giants and veteran OLB Connor Barwin are parting ways, per source. Barwin signed a two-year, $3.5M deal this past offseason. He still wants to play. Started three games and had a sack.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) January 29, 2019
The news broke originally after Barwin posted a cryptic picture on Instagram, leaving fans speculating what was happening. Captioning his post with “The journey continues … thankful for it all,” opened up the conversation for if he would be leaving the Giants organization or retiring.
Barwin was a former second-round pick by the Houston Texans back in 2009. During his journeyman career, he played in 142 games amassing 56.5 sacks, 368 total tackles, and 77 tackles for loss. He spent his career with the Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angles Rams, and finally the Giants.
In his time in New York, Barwin only played in a limited, rotational role. Only starting three games, Barwin finished 2018 with one sack and 12 total tackles.