Originally Posted by Corrosion
If they didnt have the franchise tag option ..... I'd tend to agree with you here that he would be gone. But we're talking about an OLB rather than a DE so his tagnumber will be kept down because of that .... enabling the Texans to either negotiate a long term deal (Barwin understands the importance because of the prior injury) or tag him for a one year deal.
My money is on them coming to amutual agreement.
Rick Smith said he thought the franchise tag number for Barwin would be around $9MM.