The Eagles have locked up tackle Allen Barbre for the foreseeable future. He’s a journeyman lineman who was drafted in the 4th round by the Packers in 2007. He spent three years in Green Bay and struggled to find a role as he moved around and tried out left guard. He then spent some time in Seattle and Miami before coming to the Eagles last year.
“He’s been in this league for a number of years and we know we can count on him to step up and fill in whenever he is called upon. When Jason Peters went down in Green Bay last season, Allen jumped right in and our offense didn’t miss a beat.” Said Chip Kelly. –Philly.com
Barbre got some time in week 10 last year against Green Bay when Peters was hurt. Actually, Barbre took 51 offensive snaps that game, but if you didn’t notice him that’s a good thing. He’s turning 30 later this month, but he should provide valuable depth. The Eagles offensive line was remarkably healthy last year, should someone go down (knock wood) it’s good to see the Eagles taking care of their own further down the depth chart.