Eagles Restructure Barwin’s Contract

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

The Eagles have given Connor Barwin a pay bump.

The two sides agreed on a restructured deal Wednesday. The move was done to reward Barwin and was not cap-motivated, according to sources.

Adam Caplan has the details:

The 28-year-old had three years and $21.5 million remaining on his original deal. However, there was no guaranteed money left in that contract.

His average salary over the five-year deal was $6 million per season. During contract discussions with Brandon Graham, the Eagles were hesitant to go above that number out of respect for Barwin. Graham ended up signing a deal that was worth $6.5 million per season. This move should help even the scales.

Barwin has been very productive during his two seasons in Philadelphia and is a tone-setter in the locker room. He finished tied for fourth in the NFL in sacks last season (14.5) and added  64 tackles and five passes defensed. He has not missed a game since joining the team.