By Harry Allison
The Eagles today released veteran guard/tackle Allen Barbre and O-boss designated Isaac Seumalo (above) as the starting left guard.
Barbre was signed by the Eagles in 2013 and he eventually became a starter for the first time in his career. In his four seasons with the team, Barbre played in 44 games and started 28 contests over the past two years. In 2016, the 33-year-old Barbre opened nine games at left guard and three at right tackle.
Offensive coordinator Frank Reich said that Seumalo will be the starter at left guard entering training camp just hours prior to the team’s release of Barbre. The Eagles also signed Chance Warmack, a former top-10 pick, in free agency and re-signed Stefen Wisniewski, who started six games last season.
“Isaac’s the starter and then there’s just competition from there, that’s the great thing about training camp, the great thing about this business, it’s just so stinking competitive,” Reich said. “It’s what the guys love about it. It’s what we love about it, so again it’ll play itself out.”