“Allen has great versatility and his ability to play both outside and inside on the offensive line makes him so valuable to what we do,” Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said in a statement. “He’s been in this league for a number of years and we know we can count on him to step up and fill in whenever he is called upon. When Jason Peters went down in Green Bay last season, Allen jumped right in and our offense didn’t miss a beat.”
Barbre has appeared in 47 games with seven starts during his six-year career. Before arriving in Philadelphia, Barbre had appeared in 32 games with the Green Bay Packers (2007-09), Miami Dolphins (2010) and Seattle Seahawks (2010-12).
A fourth-round pick of the Packers in 2007, Barbre was a four-year starter at Missouri Southern State where he was named an All-American, All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and All-Region first-team selection as a senior in ‘06.