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"If they cut him, teams will be lining up for him,'' a pro personnel man with another NFC team said. "He wouldn't be out of a job for long. I would think they could trade him and get something back. He has value. His deal this year isn't that bad.''
Barwin is scheduled to earn $7.75 million this season and carry a salary-cap hit of $8.35 million, which is the fifth-highest on the team. If they cut him, or trade him, they would still carry $600,000 of "dead money,'' but would save the $7.75 million.
In 2018, Barwin's contract increases to $10.25 million. So any interested team would probably redo that portion of the contract, or just look at him as a one-year rental.
Among the teams who could have interest in Barwin are the Green Bay Packers, the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts to name just three. All of those teams have room under the cap and not coincidentally all three teams use a 3-4 defensive scheme.
I don’t see any of the usual red flags with unsuccessful draft picks. He works hard. He cares. He’s healthy. He wants to succeed. He isn’t too slow, too small or too short. No, the issues Agholor has had are mental more than physical. He has the tools. You see him run good routes, separate from corners, get open. He just doesn’t catch the ball. That tells me that buried somewhere under there lies a decent NFL wide receiver.
No amount of coaching can make a slow guy fast or a small guy big. But I do think it’s possible to take a kid who has all the physical tools and help him find his confidence. A new position coach should help. Another year with Wentz should help. A year of maturity should help. I don’t think it’s a slam dunk that Agholor will perform at a decent level in 2017, but I sure think it’s possible.
As was the case with the receivers Wentz worked out with, Murray shares the same representation as the young quarterback (Rep1 Sports). So that explains why they are hanging out. Still, it’s interesting to see Wentz spending time with a potential free agent. Howie Roseman did say, after all, that Wentz could have an influence on the Eagles’ decisions in free agency.
It’s also apparent the Eagles badly need help at running back. Philadelphia doesn’t currently have an obvious lead back on the roster, aside from Ryan Mathews who is expected to be cut or traded.
The 27-year-old Murray started 28 games for the Raiders over the past two seasons. He rushed for 1,854 yards on 461 carries (4.0 average) and 18 touchdowns during that span. He also had 74 receptions for 496 yards (6.7 average). Murray is arguably the best running back available in free agency this offseason.