Saturday, July 26, 2014

Barbre would be 'pushing' teammates for job

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said veteran Allen Barbre would get the first shot at filling in for right offensive tackle Lane Johnson, suspended four games for using PEDs.

Barbre would have been a factor in competition for a job suspension
The NovaCare Complex.
or no suspension.

"If Lane wasn't out, he'd be pushing all those guys," Kelly said at his first news conference at training camp.

The Eagles signed Barbre to a three-year $4.35 million contract extension in June.

Kelly said the pact had nothing to do with the status of Johnson, who was told of the suspension in May. Johnson said he alerted the Eagles to fortify the position after getting a letter from the NFL.

Speaking of Johnson, he's practically fallen off the map in the team drills. Johnson is running alongside guys who could have a tough time making the team. He basically will miss the month of September.

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