Allen Barbre, Eagles Agree To Extension

WEDNESDAY, 1:29pm: Barbre will receive a modest $600K signing bonus to go along with annual base salaries of $1.25MM in each of the three new years on his extension, according to Geoff Mosher of (via Twitter). Since the bonus will be prorated over four seasons, including 2014, that should mean annual cap hits of $1.4MM over the course of the extension. Of course, those could be slightly higher if there are any additional bonuses or incentives in the contract.

TUESDAY, 2:47pm: The Eagles have agreed to terms on a three-year extension for offensive lineman Allen Barbre, the team announced today (via Twitter). Barbre’s previous contract had just one year remaining, so the new deal will keep him under team control through the 2017 season.

While Barbre is currently penciled in as a backup on the Eagles’ offensive line, he performed well when pressed into action last season. He appeared in 89 overall offensive snaps, including 52 at left tackle in a Week 10 game against the Packers. Philadelphia has one of the top lines in the league, and recently extended mainstays like Jason Peters and Jason Kelce. Still, Barbre heads into the season as the club’s primary backup at guard, where Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans are both in their early-30s. If one of those players – or another lineman – goes down with an injury, Barbre looks like a good bet to be the first reserve off the bench.

In a statement, head coach Chip Kelly praised Barbre’s versatility, noting that his ability to play on the inside and outside of the line makes him a valuable player for the Eagles (Twitter link via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer).

Terms of the agreement aren’t yet known.

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