- CONNOR BARWIN ON JOINING PATRIOTS: ’THAT WOULD BE NICE’ -    During an interview on SiriusXM Radio with Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, Houston Texans defensive end Connor 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 was also asked about the Indianapolis Colts, the Texans’ top rival in the AFC South. “Yeah, they would seem to have a lot of interest,” Barwin said. “So we’ll see. That would be very interesting. … There’s a lot of factors that would have to come into play to make me do it, but I think that it would be hard to go there and play. But I’m sure they could change my mind with a couple of different things.” (Photo: Brett Coomer /Houston Chronicle)