The Eagles' signing of Allen Barbre to a three-year contract extension was done with an eye toward 2015, when Todd Herremans carries a $5.2 million salary-cap hit and Evan Mathis will turn 34.
But could Barbre compete with Herremans, who is the most vulnerable on the offensive line, for the starting right guard spot this season?
"I don't know. No one's ever even talked to me about it," Barbre said Wednesday. "I just go out and perform to the best of my ability."
Herremans doesn't appear to be in jeopardy of losing his job. Despite a slow start last season, he settled in and helped make up one of the better units in the NFL. But the Eagles certainly have enough confidence in Barbre, who is once again expected to be the first tackle or guard off the bench.