Eagles LB Connor Barwin thinks team has improved during offseason

Friday March 20th, 2015

Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin believes the team's many transactions during the offseason have made it better, he told Philadelphia radio station WIP on Friday.

"Right now it looks like we improved," Barwin told WIP about the Eagles' move during the offseason.

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Philadelphia has made a bevy of moves since the beginning of free agency.

Earlier in March, the Eagles traded running back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for LB Kiko Alonso. McCoy had 1,319 yards and five touchdowns for the Eagles in 2013 and led the NFL with 2,146 yards from scrimmage. Philadelphia also traded quarterback Nick Foles to the Rams for quarterback Sam Bradford.

The Eagles also acquired CB Byron Maxwell and RB DeMarco Murray during free-agency. Maxwell had 39 tackles and two interceptions for the Seahawks, and Murray had more than 2,200 yards from scrimmages and 13 touchdowns for the Cowboys in 2014.

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The Eagles did not re-sign WR Jeremy Maclin or LB Trent Cole who were free-agents. Maclin was the leading receiver for Philadelphia with more than 1,300 yards. Cole had 40 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 2014.

Barwin is entering his third season with the Eagles and sixth overall. He had 64 tackles, 14.5 sacks and two forced fumbles for Philadelphia in 2014.

- Erick Fernandez

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