Eagles sign OL Allen Barbre to three-year extension
The Eagles locked up another offensive linemen, signing backup Allen Barbre to a three-year extension on Tuesday.
Journeyman offensive lineman Allen Barbre might have finally found a home. The Eagles announced Tuesday that they've signed Barbre to a three-extension that will keep the 29-year-old in Philadelphia through 2017.
Barbre originally signed a two-year deal with the Eagles in January 2013, his new deal will cover the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Since being drafted in the fourth round by the Packers in 2007, Barbre has played for a total of four teams in six seasons, including Philadelphia. Eagles Coach Chip Kelly seems to be a fan of the backup lineman, who can play both guard and tackle.
"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," 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 Eagles have been busy this season extending the contracts of their offensive lineman. The team signed center Jason Kelce to a seven-year extension in February. The Eagles also re-signed Peters to a five-year deal that same month.
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