The Philadelphia Eagles had been relatively quite in free agency, until Thursday. The Eagles have been all over the place in the afternoon hours on Thursday in an effort to beef up and patch up their defense from last year. In a span of under two hours, the Eagles have reached agreements with three players , the latest of which is former Houston Texans linebacker Connor Barwin.
Philadelphia reached agreements with defensive backs Kenny Phillips and Carey Williams around an hour before a deal was reached with Barwin. The market for him wasn’t hot and things were a bit slow out of the gate, but Barwin has landed with a new team and the Eagles are hoping his presence will help patch up the middle of their secondary.
But while the market for his services may have been slow, Barwin cashed in as the Eagles have reportedly given him a six-year deal.
Eagles announced they’ve reached a six-year deal with former Texans LB Connor Barwin.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2013
Last year, Barwin garnered some attention by being a member of one of the better defenses in the NFL but his production was a notable blemish for the Texans and it’s a major reason why they’ve moved on to better things. The Eagles are hoping Barwin can continue to be developed but as questionable and suspect as Barwin was at times last season he’s still an upgrade over the nasty defense the Eagles tried to throw out onto the field last year.