Not So Fast; Eagles Trade Barbre
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Not so fast.
Hours after announcing they were releasing Allen Barbre, the Eagles were able to work out a deal for the veteran offensive lineman before filing the paperwork.
Philadelphia sent the 33-year-old Barbre to the Denver Broncos for a conditional draft pick in 2019.
Obviously, the Broncos liked Barbre enough to not want to deal with the open market and Howie Roseman was able to garner an asset in return.
Earlier in the day, less than two hours after Frank Reich tabbed Isaac Seumalo as the Eagles’ starting left guard, the team announced that veteran Allen Barbre was released.
The decision came after Barbre, 33, met with the organization and was given the news that the Eagles were prepared to move toward Seumalo and Barbre balked at being a backup.
“Allen Barbre is a pro’s pro,” Eagles executive VP of football operations Howie Roseman said in a team-issued statement. “Not only did he help the team with his solid play as a starter at left guard, but his ability to step up and play multiple positions helped us battle through some difficult situations. We had a conversation yesterday and agreed it made sense to allow him to pursue some other opportunities, but the door is open for him to return here as well.”
The roster move saves the Eagles $2.1 million in salary-cap space.