The Philadelphia Eagles have released Defensive End Connor Barwin. Unfortunately, we all knew this was coming to clear up cap space. Don’t be surprised if everyone’s favorite Sea Isle patron, Jason Kelce, could be next.
Barwin’s work in revitalizing South Philly neighborhoods and his green methods of transportation were chronicled by ESPN’s E:60. He also hosts benefit concerts at Union Transfer with bands you’ve never heard of unless you’re an avid hackey sack-er or have gauges in your ears. Regardless, he meant a lot to this city and it sucks that he’ll finish his career somewhere else.
Eagles are expected to save almost $8 million in cap space.
Barwin took to Twitter to thank Eagles fans.
Thank you Philadelphia from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me and for being the amazing city you are. Laura and I want to thank Jeffrey Lurie, the entire Eagles organization, and all the fans for their support. It has been an honor and a privilege to play for this historic franchise. The Make The World Better Foundation, will continue it's work to revitalize parks in the city. Our current projects at Smith Playground and Waterloo Playground are moving forward and very exciting. I hope to see many of you at our concert this year. I have learned from and cherish every experience I have had in the great city of Philadelphia and every snap I played as an Eagle. From the Lurie's, to my coaches, teammates, mtwb partners, and fellow septa riders thank you! Go Philly, Go Eagles . . . hope to see you in the playoffs!