The Giants made the release of Connor Barwin official on Monday. Barwin had said last week via social media that he would not be a Giant in 2019.
Releasing the 32-year-old saves the Giants $1.5 million against the 2019 salary cap.
The 10-year veteran had a career-low one sack in 2018.
It appears outside linebacker Connor Barwin will no longer be a New York Giant. According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, the veteran linebacker will not finish out his two-year deal that he signed back in July.
The Giants and veteran OLB Connor Barwin are parting ways, per source. Barwin signed a two-year, $3.5M deal this past offseason. He still wants to play. Started three games and had a sack.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) January 29, 2019
The news broke originally after Barwin posted a cryptic picture on Instagram, leaving fans speculating what was happening. Captioning his post with “The journey continues ... thankful for it all,” opened up the conversation for if he would be leaving the Giants organization or retiring.
The Giants have not made any official announcement about Barwin’s status for 2019.
Barwin was a former second-round pick by the Houston Texans back in 2009. During his journeyman career, he played in 142 games amassing 56.5 sacks, 368 total tackles, and 77 tackles for loss. He spent his career with the Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angles Rams, and finally the Giants.
In his time in New York, Barwin only played in a limited, rotational role. Only starting three games, Barwin finished 2018 with one sack and 12 total tackles.