Breaking news: Eagles release guard/tackle Allen Barbre

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 21: Allen Barbre /

Well that came out of nowhere, didn’t it?

Going into camp on Monday, we thought we had an idea on what the Philadelphia Eagles plans were along the offensive line. As it turns out, executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman and company are continuing their trend of keeping Eagles fans and supporters on their toes. Wednesday, shortly after lunchtime on the east coast, the organization announced the release of guard/tackle Allen Barbre.

the Eagles, after experiencing some struggles along the line in 2016, finished strong, particularly after right tackle Lane Johnson returned from suspension. They added a few pieces in the offseason and were starting to receive some recognition as one of the best offensive lines in the entire NFL. Barbre’s presence was seen as a big reason for that theory, so this comes as a bit of a shock.

Here’s more from Roseman on Barbre:

What this means short-term:

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Barbre started 28 games over the course of the past two seasons and even spent a little time at right tackle when the aforementioned Johnson served a ten-game suspension. Prior to the decision, it was announced that second-year pro Isaac Seumalo was now to set to take over as the starting left guard. That may have helped fuel the move.

Barbre was set to earn $1.25 million during the 2017 season. The Eagles could be planning to bring him back at a lower number. There’s also the chance that he may also test the market as his play has garnered him enough attention. It’s fair to state someone may be interested in bringing the veteran in to play a starting role.

The immediate question is whether or not the Eagles will use their newfound spending money and go get a veteran cornerback. There’s been no word on that. We’ll all be watching to see what happens next.