December 06, 2017

WATCH: Former Eagle Connor Barwin announces he's going to be a dad

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Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Connor Barwin gestures on the field during NFL football practice, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

As the Eagles try to rebound against the L.A. Rams on Sunday, they'll be reuniting with a former teammate who remains a big part of the Philadelphia community.


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A broken forearm may keep Connor Barwin from suiting up against his former team, but it sounds like he's got bigger things to celebrate this week.

Barwin, 31, took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce that he and his wife Laura, who got married back in May, are going to have a baby boy.

The former Eagle became a local favorite in Philly after his involvement in community affairs led him to launch the Make the World Better foundation, which leads renovation projects at Philadelphia parks and recreation centers.

In each of the last four years, Barwin has joined forces with prominent Philly artists to stage benefit concerts for his foundation, including a sellout performance by Grammy-nominated The War on Drugs in September.

All indications point to Barwin returning to Philadelphia when he eventually decides to hang up his cleats. He's still got a condo in the city and has said he plans to take his foundation to new heights once he's able to devote his full attention to it.

Congrats and best of luck to Barwin and his wife, with the exception of this Sunday's NFC showdown.