Barwin on his money-saving release by Eagles: ‘I think it was smart to use that money and help Carson’

Barwin on his money-saving release by Eagles: ‘I think it was smart to use that money and help Carson’

Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Connor Barwin has no qualms about what led to his release.

He fully understands that most of the time, it comes down to money. The team simply needed some salary cap space to bolster their offensive line to help a pretty good and developing young QB in Carson Wentz.

“Obviously, there was a ton of money invested in the defensive line room with Fletcher (Cox), Vinny (Curry), (Brandon Graham) and myself,” Barwin told the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane. “Now they have a quarterback that appears to have a chance to be a really, really good player.

“I wish it wasn’t the money I was getting paid, but I think it was smart to use that money and help Carson.”

In releasing Barwin, the Eagles saved $7.75 million in cap space, but it all working out in the end with a one-year, $6.75 million deal last Thursday with the Rams – much better than his would-be pay cut had he stayed with Philly.