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Connor Barwin released by the Philadelphia Eagles

This won’t come as a surprise to many Eagles fans, but the team has officially released veteran defensive end Connor Barwin. The move was announced Thursday morning and is expected to save the Eagles nearly $8 million in cap space.

Barwin joined the team in 2013 and made the Pro Bowl in 2014. He struggled this past season though.

His farewell to Philadelphia:

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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!

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