Barwin signed a one-year deal worth up to $6.5 million with the Rams on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Barwin's signing addresses a major need for the Rams after the team jettisoned a pair of veteran edge rushers on the first day of free agency. The 30-year-old Barwin is coming off one of his least productive seasons as a pro, racking up 5.0 sacks over 16 games. That said, Barwin hasn't missed a game in six full seasons and he will add a veteran presence to an otherwise young defensive corps.
Barwin was released by the Eagles on Thursday.
An eight-year pro, Barwin has spent his last four seasons with the Eagles. Although he started 16 games last season, his production suffered a drop-off, as Barwin recorded a three-year low sack total (5.0). Even though Barwin is now on the wrong side of 30, his consistency has been tremendous, as 2016 was the sixth year in a row he started all 16 regular season games. Although his presence will be missed, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Enquirer reports the move will save the Eagles $7.75 million in cap room.
Barwin continued his model of consistency in 2016, starting all 16 games for the third straight season. He has missed just one game in the past six seasons overall. The veteran will be entering his ninth season in the league in 2017 and has two more seasons under contract with the team. Barring any unforeseen injury, he figures to head into next season as the team's starting left defensive end once again.
Barwin missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday, so his status for Monday night's game against the Packers appears to be trending in the right direction.
Barwin (knee) did not practice Thursday.
Barwin is tending to a bruised bone in his knee and has now missed the first two practices of the week. His status for Monday night appears to be in question.
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