OTAs are underway in Seattle, and one of the big news coming out of Seahawks camp is the suspension of offensive tackle Allen Barbre. The 27 year-old was suspended yesterday for the first four regular season games for violating the league’s performance enhancing substances policy.
Barbre is a graduate from Missouri Southern State University and a fourth round NFL Draft selection in 2007. He had been the first player from Southern invited to the NFL Combine, and went on to be the highest drafted player from the school.
In his first three seasons in the league, Barbre was a member of the Green Bay Packers and played different positions, struggling to find the right fit for his abilities. From left guard to right tackle, Barbre failed to earn a spot as a spot as a starter in 2009.
In 2010 and 2011, Barbre played in three and four games (respectively) for the Seahawks. As of today, Barbre is only eligible to participate in the offseason practices and preseason games. He is under contract with the team for 2012 and is slated to make $700,000.