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Barber Back in Philly
Posted By ChiefsWarpath.com On March 8, 2006 @ 8:34 pm In Latest News | Comments Disabled
[CBS Sportsline] Since Shawn Barber left Philadelphia three years ago, the Eagles have tried three players at weakside linebacker.
Now they’re going back to Barber.
Less than a week after Kansas City cut him for financial reasons, the 31-year-old Barber signed a one-year deal with the Eagles on Wednesday. Terms of the contract weren’t immediately known. Philadelphia also re-signed defensive end Juqua Thomas to a one-year contract.
“I wasn’t really interested in going to a new situation,” Barber said. “I didn’t want to learn a new defense and go through a transition of getting acquainted with a whole new team. Getting the opportunity to be reunited with the guys here, I couldn’t pass it up.”
The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Barber is coming off two injury-plagued seasons in which he played a total of 11 games for the Chiefs. He tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in November 2004 and played in three games last year.
Barber said he’s healthy now and will be ready to practice “full bore” at the first minicamp after the NFL draft.
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