New defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has found an outside linebacker to pair with Robert Quinn in Los Angeles.
The 30-year-old was deciding between Los Angeles and Cincinnati, where he starred in both football and basketball before Phillips' Houston club selected him with the No. 46 overall pick in the 2009 draft.
Reuniting with Phillips in a 3-4 scheme suited to his strengths was Barwin's best bet to reestablish his value following his release from Philadelphia. A unique personality with a well-rounded skill set, Barwin will soon become a fan favorite in Los Angeles.