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Eagles keep offensive line intact with Allen Barbre deal

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The Eagles already had their starting offensive line locked up under contract through the 2016 season, now they’re working on the reserves.

After big extensions for Jason Kelce and Jason Peters already this offseason, the team announced it had signed backup Allen Barbre to a three-year deal which will carry him through the 2017 season.

“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,” coach Chip Kelly said in a statement. “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.”

The top backup at guard and tackle, Barbre lends some stability, and could potentially replace right guard Todd Herremans down the road, when his contract begins to weigh more heavily.

That kind of stability is nearly unheard of, but it’s also the benefit of having a young and price-controlled quarterback in Nick Foles.

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16 Responses to “Eagles keep offensive line intact with Allen Barbre deal”
  1. mikelitoris1 says: Jun 3, 2014 3:57 PM

    Awesome!

  2. tvjules says: Jun 3, 2014 4:05 PM

    They certainly kicked butt last year for Shady!

  3. seabreezes51 says: Jun 3, 2014 4:05 PM

    Takin care of business…

  4. captainwisdom88 says: Jun 3, 2014 4:06 PM

    can the eagles defense show up this year. clearly philly is established on the offensive side of the ball

  5. treye2 says: Jun 3, 2014 4:07 PM

    Under the radar, brilliant move by Chip!

  6. bobnelsonjr says: Jun 3, 2014 4:46 PM

    Always good to see former Packers players make rosters elsewhere and still be in the league.

    A 3 year deal at his age is a great thing.

    Hang in there Allen Barbre.

  7. whatjusthapped says: Jun 3, 2014 4:55 PM

    The most surprising part of Barbre’s career isn’t that he found gainful employment after the Packers let him go, its that the Vikings didn’t snap him up.

    But then again, the Vikings profile is to take ex Packers who can no longer play at the NFL level so it does make sense on that level.

  8. steves11 says: Jun 3, 2014 5:01 PM

    Anyone who can perform on the offensive line for the Eagles who is better than Winston Justice (not hard to do) is welcome!

  9. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Jun 3, 2014 5:07 PM

    seems like a good idea. still, i point out to howie and chip that andy and joe banner won the salary cap bowl and the off-season polls several times.

  10. alankelly2013 says: Jun 3, 2014 5:38 PM

    He’s one of the PED guys the Seahawks still get blamed for. As far as I know the only one left on the team is Bruce Irvin from last year. I think he learned his lesson.

  11. richardmswartz says: Jun 3, 2014 5:46 PM

    Having a solid and deep o-line can cover alot of holes. And when the offensive line is not stable niether is the whole team. Two prime examples is Andy Reid’s team and Nick Foles in 2012 compared to Chip Kelly’s team and Nick Foles in 2013.

  12. missingsock215 says: Jun 3, 2014 7:03 PM

    The first five comments made me feel like this was am Eagles fan site. I forgot it was PFT for all of twelve seconds, then someone made a Comment about the Vikings. Anyway, Go birds!

  13. djstickypants says: Jun 3, 2014 8:24 PM

    Nice, alley barber

  14. chrisbr215 says: Jun 4, 2014 10:15 AM

    I made the exact same move in Madden 25 and the Eagles have won 7 straight Super Bowls.

  15. phillyphannnn83 says: Jun 4, 2014 9:25 PM

    Best line in football

  16. sumkat says: Jun 6, 2014 4:56 AM

    Great signing. This guy stepped in and played well in multiple positions last year. Very likely, he will be the replacement for either Mathis or Herrimans next year. He’s not dominant (that’s why he’s not starting), but he’s very solid at multiple spots. Which sometimes can be just as valuable

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