Howie Roseman: Jason Kelce isn't necessarily a goner after offensive line moves

Howie Roseman: Jason Kelce isn't necessarily a goner after offensive line moves

After the Eagles signed Chance Warmack and Stefen Wisniewski and after it appeared that they were keeping Allen Barbre, it seemed Jason Kelce was on his way out.

Not so fast, said vice president of football operations Howie Roseman.

Do these moves mean the Eagles are moving on from Kelce?

"No," Roseman said at his Friday afternoon press conference. "In fact, the first thing we talked about this morning was the outstanding depth we have on the offensive line.

"When you look at it, you can say you're committed to the lines, but then the actions have to back that. As we look at our offensive line and the depth that we had ... we played five right tackles this year. We know we're going to need all those guys. It's a position around the league that people are looking for.

"We're really excited and our plan is to keep all of those guys."

Still, something doesn't quite add up.

The Eagles were about $6.1 million under the cap coming into Thursday. Then they cut Connor Barwin (saved $7.75M). But then they went out and signed Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Warmack and now Wisniewski. 

Once these new players pass their physicals and sign their contracts, the Eagles will have to send the paperwork to the league and must be under the salary cap.

Here's what Roseman said when asked about corresponding moves:

"Yeah, you know, I think from our perspective, we're going to have to look at things as they come through. Obviously as the draft comes too, things are going to change. We're going through all that now," Roseman said. "I think that as we look past this moment, we're going to be OK. But it is a unique situation that we've had. And I think as you look out at the league, people have had it. We're looking at that. I'm trying to not be too specific because I don't want to get into strategy here."

It seems like the Eagles' work isn't done yet.

Eagles holding on to OL Allen Barbre, letting Kenjon Barner walk

Eagles holding on to OL Allen Barbre, letting Kenjon Barner walk

It looks like Allen Barbre is sticking around for 2017. 

While the Eagles had given Barbre an opportunity to seek a trade, the team is now expected to bring him back next season, a league source confirmed. The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported the news on Thursday morning.  

Barbre, 32, might end up being a backup this season, but should be a pretty good one. And at a cap hit of $2.25 million, he won't crush the Eagles. 

Barbre was the starter at left guard in 2016, but it appears as though second-year player Isaac Seumalo might replace him in the starting lineup. With Stefen Wisniewski set to become a free agent, Barbre can be that veteran backup. 

Since joining the Eagles in 2013, Barbre has played 44 games (29 starts) with the Eagles. 

While Barbre will be back in 2017, it looks like running back Kenjon Barner won't be. At least he'll get a chance to test the market. The Eagles won't be placing a tender on the 27-year-old running back, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman. That means Barner will become a free agent when the league year opens at 4 p.m. 

While Barner has shown promise at times during his tenure with the Eagles, the coaching staff didn't seem too keen on using him over the last two years. In those two seasons he had just 55 carries for 253 yards and two touchdowns.

Report: Eagles give Allen Barbre permission to seek trade

Report: Eagles give Allen Barbre permission to seek trade

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Eagles might be ready to move on from offensive lineman Allen Barbre. For the right price. 

According to a report from Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, the Eagles have given Barbre permission to seek a trade. 

While it's unclear how much return a 32-year-old guard will bring, it at least seems that the Eagles are willing to move on from Barbre. 

Barbre, who came to the Eagles in 2013, played in 12 games last season and was the team's starting left guard. With second-year player Isaac Seumalo waiting for his chance, Barbre likely isn't looking forward to the possibility of being a backup in 2017. 

There's also the chance that the Eagles' willingness for a Barbre trade might indicate that they're keeping center Jason Kelce. Seumalo would be his replacement if he gets traded or cut. 

While the Eagles could save some cap space ($2.1 million) by cutting or trading Barbre, a cap hit of $2.25 million wouldn't be bad for a quality backup who can play guard and tackle. 

There's a good chance the Eagles will lose veteran backup Stefen Wisniewski, who is a free agent after finishing out his one-year deal for 2016.