NFL free agents 2013: Connor Barwin wants to join a winning team

Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

Texans defensive end Connor Barwin is scheduled to become a free agent and said he would take less money to join a winning team.

Prospective free agents will look for a number of different qualifications when deciding on a new team, but if Texans defensive end Connor Barwin leaves Houston he said he wants to join a team with a winning tradition.

For more on the Barwin and the Texans, visit Battle Red Blog

In an interview on SiriusXM Radio with Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, Barwin said he would be willing to take less money in free agency if it meant he signed with a competitor. Barwin said no matter where he goes, enjoying playing is a priority and winning is a big part of that.

Barwin said he has a short list of teams he'd be interested in playing for, but said where he goes would be determined by who showed interest. When specifically asked about signing with the New England Patriots, Barwin said it would "be nice."

He said it would be difficult to join the rival Indianapolis Colts, but did say they could change his mind based on a couple of different factors. The 26-year-old Barwin should have several suitors, especially teams running a 3-4 defensive scheme.

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