Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Eagles extend OL Barbre through 2017

PHILADELPHIA - The Eagles have agreed to terms with versatile swing tackle Allen Barbre on a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season.

The six-year veteran has appeared in 47 games with seven starts during his career and provided depth on the Eagles' offensive line in 2013, his first year in Philadelphia.

Prior to arriving here, Barbre had appeared in 32 games, splitting time between Green Bay (2007-09), Miami (2010) and Seattle (2010-12).

"Allen has great versatility and his ability to play both outside and inside on the offensive line makes him so valuable to what we do," said Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. "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."

Originally a fourth-round pick of the Packers in 2007, Barbre was a four-year starter at Missouri Southern State where he was named a consensus All-American, All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and All-Region first-team selection as a senior in 2006.
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