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.

More in the NFL:

NFL Mock Draft: New names rising in first round

The NFL's disappearing middle class

Rex Ryan: "No truth" to Darrelle Revis trade rumors

NFL Draft pro days and workout schedule

The speed conspiracy: Comparing NFL and high school 40-yard dash times

The complete history of elite NFL quarterbacks


Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.