Barbre had spent most of the last two seasons starting at left guard, and had previously provided the team with some versatile depth off of the bench since signing with the club in 2013.
Earlier in the week, the team named second-year guard Isaac Seumalo the starter at left guard, and apparently released Barbre to give him an opportunity to find a starting role elsewhere.
General Manager Howie Roseman did leave the door open for Barbre to return if he’s unable to find a suitable opportunity on the open market.
The Eagles’ offensive line position was a little crowded, and the addition of Chance Warmack and the resigning of Stefan Wisniewski made Barbre expendable.
I felt Barbre was a mediocre starter, and ideally a serviceable guy off of the bench that could come in and play multiple positions if needed. I don’t like the idea of the Eagles parting with quality depth, but unlike previous seasons, depth really isn’t a big concern for them on the offensive line this year.