The Eagles have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Allen Barbre on a three-year contract extension that will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2017 season.
After signing with the Eagles prior to the 2013 season, Barbre provided great depth on the offernsive line, thanks to his ability to play both guard and tackle. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound lineman appeared in 15 games for the Eagles in 2013, with the majority of his snaps coming on special teams. Barbre also saw extended time at left tackle during the Eagles Week 10 victory over Green Bay after Jason Peters went down with an injury. Barbre played 51 snaps at left tackle at Lambeau Field and played very well in Peters' abscence.
"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."
In six NFL seasons, Barbre has appeared in 47 games with seven starts during his career. Prior to arriving in Philadelphia, Barbre had appeared in 32 games, splitting time between Green Bay (2007-09), Miami (2010) and Seattle (2010-12).
Formerly 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.