Houston Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin was not given the franchise tag on Monday, meaning he will become an unrestricted free agent on March 12th, free to sign with any team that needs a pass rusher with 19 career sacks in four seasons.

One of those teams might be the Indianapolis Colts, who are certainly looking for people who can pressure the quarterback after they informed impending free agent Dwight Freeney that they will not re-sign him.

As a guest on SIRIUSXM NFL radio earlier this week, Barwin was asked about the possibility of joining either the Colts or the Patriots, he answered:

When asked specifically about joining the New England Patriots, Barwin replied, "That would be nice." He also was 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."