Eagles sign offensive tackle Allen Barbre

Eagles sign offensive tackle Allen Barbre
January 15, 2013, 7:02 pm
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The Eagles added some veteran offseason offensive line depth Wednesday, signing 6-foot-4, 305-pound tackle Allen Barbre.

Barbre has played in 32 games, starting seven, since entering the league out of Missouri Southern State as a fourth-round draft pick of the Packers in 2007.

Because Barbre was not on an NFL roster when the 2012 season ended, he was free to sign with any team before the free agency signing period begins this spring.

Barbre last played in 2011 with the Seahawks. He spent 2007 through 2009 with the Packers, starting seven games at right tackle in 2009, and played in seven games for Seattle in 2010 and 2011.

Barbre becomes the 12th offensive lineman under contract to the Eagles going into 2013.

Along with expected starters Jason Peters, Evan Mathis, Jason Kelce and Todd Herremans, they have Dallas Reynolds, Dennis Kelly, Demetress Bell, Danny Watkins, Matt Tennant, Matt Kopa and Nate Menkin under contract. King Dunlap and Jake Scott spent the 2012 season with the Eagles but are due to become free agents.

Two others, Matt Reyolds and Julian Vandervelde, finished last year on the practice squad.

E-mail Reuben Frank at rfrank@comcastsportsnet.com