Allen Barbre alone and the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line collectively have become a favorite subject this offseason.

Allen Barbre alone and the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line collectively have become a favorite subject this offseason.
Pro Football Focus predicted the Eagles to have the No. 1 offensive line in the NFL heading into the 2017 season, claiming the Eagles have the fewest holes.
The Eagles’ line consists of center Jason Kelce, left guard Barbre, right guard Brandon Brooks, left tackle Jason Peters, and right tackle Lane Johnson, but injuries had an impact on the Eagles last season. Former Kansas City offensive coordinator Doug Pederson guided the Eagles to a 7-9 overall record last season.
Reportedly, Barbre will have to do battle with Isaac Seumalo and Chance Warmack for the starting left guard spot in training camp.
Barbre — a 11-year veteran who played collegiately at Missouri Southern after an outstanding prep career at East Newton — has played in 76 career NFL games and started in 36, with the vast majority of those starts for the Eagles (seven came with the Green Bay Packers during the 2009 season). Last season, he started in all 12 games played and received his highest grades from PFF, 81.5 in pass protection and 81 in run block.
Barbre enters the final year on his contract — $2.25 million — and reportedly, the Eagles would save $2.1 million by cutting the veteran lineman.
However, Barbre’s versatility may help him in the long run, being able to play left guard, right tackle, and right guard.
Philadelphia’s training camp begins July 24 for quarterbacks, rookies, and select veterans. The Eagles open their regular season Sept. 10 against the Washington Redskins, then make a trip the next week to face the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.