The New York Giants agreed to a contract with Connor Barwin, confirmed the veteran linebacker on Monday
I am pleased to announce that I have agreed with the New York Football Giants. Let's go G-Men! #GiantsPride
– Connor Barwin (@ ConnorBarwin98) July 23, 2018
Barwin adds much needed depth to the location and offers the Giants a first-class veteran presence.
He has a strong personality relationship with linebackers coach Bill McGovern from their time together in Philadelphia
He fought as a defensive end in a 4-3 system with the Eagles in 201
Barwin missed a couple of weeks of the 2017 season while recovering from surgery for a broken bone in his forearm of 107 consecutive launches. He finished the season with five sacks and 34 tackles in 14 games.
Early in his career, the 31-year-old Barwin was one of the game's most effective pass rushers, collecting 41 sacks in 80 games for the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles from 2011 to 2015. Phillips previously coached Barwin as a Texan defensive coordinator during the Season 2011/12.
For his career, Barwin has 54.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and an interception.
ESPN's Alden Gonzalez has contributed to this report.