Shortly after being spotted at the East-West Shrine Game with the Eagles, it’s been confirmed by the team that former OLB Connor Barwin has returned to the team in a front-office position.
This, of course, comes less than a year after he was rumored to re-join the team as a defensive end. Barwin clearly wanted to return to Philadelphia in some capacity and his new role will see him work closely with young talent, according to the official announcement:
” In the offseason, Barwin 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.”
The official title is ‘assistant to the general manager’, so basically, Dwight Schrute.
Barwin had 31.5 sacks during his four-year tenure with the Eagles, 14.5 of which came during a stunning 2014 season. Barwin has long-been regarded as a leader and an inspiration around the organization and the City. He was nominated for the ‘Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award’ on two separate occasions.
It’s really cool seeing Barwin back in Philly. Someone that truly embodies everything the City stands for.
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