Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Eagles aren’t releasing G Allen Barbre as they previously announced, but are instead trading him to the Broncos for a conditional 2019 draft pick.
- Adam Schefter confirms the news and adds that it’s a 2019 seventh-round pick.
The Eagles allowed Barbre to seek a trade during the offseason, but no deal surfaced until after the announced his release. Roster moves aren’t processed until 4 pm EST, so it appears the Broncos contacted about a trade before anything was official with the NFL.
Barbre, 32, is a former fourth-round pick of the Packers back in 2007. He spent three years in Green Bay before he was waived and later caught on with the Seahawks.
After brief stints with the Seahawks and Dolphins, the Eagles signed him to a futures deal back in 2013 and later signed him to a three-year, extension a year later.
Barbre was in the final year of his four-year, $5.23 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1.25 million for the 2017 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Barbre will free up $2.1 million of available cap space while creating $150,000 in dead money.
In 2016, Barbre appeared in 12 games for the Eagles and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 23 guard out of 72 qualifying players.