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Alex Barron

Alex Barron - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 7"/ 320 lbs.
Birthday 09/28/1982
Birthplace Orangeburg, SC
College Florida State
Years played 8
Drafted 2005, 1st round, 19th pick by Rams

Raiders to start QB Campbell in Week Six

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Raiders have announced that Jason Campbell will be their starting QB on Sunday, as the veteran fills in for the injured Bruce Gradkowski.

Raiders’ rookie McClain not yet justifying offseason buzz

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
It's far too early to say Raiders MLB Rolando McClain is a disappointment, but he's not making the impact the team hoped he would when it drafted him eighth overall this year.

Raiders RB Bush proves he can carry the load

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
All it took was a Darren McFadden hamstring injury for the Raiders to rediscover that they have another great back on the roster: Michael Bush.

Raiders rally to beat Chargers 35-27

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
Michael Bush ran 3 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:39 remaining and Tyvon Branch returned a fumble 64 yards for a score as the Raiders ended a 13-game losing streak vs. San Diego with a 35-27 victory over ...

Raiders desperate for run-stopping help

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 1:45 a.m. ET
The loss of DT John Henderson for at least a month has Oakland extremely concerned about the ability of its defense to stop the opponent's run game, according to AFC West Whispers.

Raiders RB McFadden out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers after missing his third consecutive practice on Friday.

Support for Raiders’ Cable dwindling

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
A 1-3 start and a lack of improvement in key areas such as pass protection and run defense have some in Oakland clamoring for changes to start at the top with Tom Cable.

Raiders DT Henderson could be out another month

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 10:38 a.m. ET
Raiders DT John Henderson, who has missed two games with a stress fracture in his right foot, could miss 2-5 additional weeks.

Foster returns from benching to score twice in Texans win

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Arian Foster returned from an early game benching to score on a 74-yard run and an 10-yard catch in the second half to lead the Houston Texans to a 31-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Raiders WR Murphy becoming more reliable

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
Raiders WR Louis Murphy is doing all he can to prove he should be Bruce Gradkowski's go-to guy.

Blanda 1970: The old man can play

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
Mike Beacom looks back at George Blanda's remarkable 1970 season when, at age 43, the late Raider legend dramatically won or tied five games in a row with late-game heroics.

Four teams risk blackouts in Week Four

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
Four NFL games could be blacked out on local television this Sunday as teams scramble to sell tickets before Thursday afternoon's deadline.

Five coaches unlikely to return in '11

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
PFW publisher/editor Hub Arkush just doesn't get Jack Del Rio, Eric Mangini, Tom Cable or Mike Singletary, but he admires Wade Phillips. However, Arkush doesn't see any of these five NFL head coaches returning to their teams ...

Raiders RB McFadden handling heavy workload

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
The Raiders' record fell to 1-2 on Sunday after PK Sebastian Janikowski missed a would-be game-winning field goal from 32 yards out in the final seconds, but one Raider continued his impressive early-season showing.

'The Grand Old Man,' Hall of Famer Blanda dies

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
One of the NFL's all-time greatest players, Hall of Famer George Blanda, has died at the age of 83.

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Posted March 26, 2013
The Raiders signed Barron, who has not played a game since 2010. He sat out the 2011 season with a knee injury and went to training camp with Seattle last summer but did not make the team.||||||| Barron was a first-round pick by St. Louis in 2005. He has played 87 games and has experience at both left and right tackle. Oakland previously re-signed right tackle Khalif Barnes, who can play guard as well as tackle. Jared Veldheer is expected to remain the starter at left tackle.
Posted Aug. 19, 2011
Barron was placed on injured reserve due to a left knee injury.||||||| He was replaced on the roster by defensive back Quincy Butler. Barron is best known for his holding call that wiped out an apparent winning touchdown for Dallas at Washington in the Cowboys' 2010 opener, although in truth Pro Bowl quarterback Tony Romo was also at fault for not getting rid of the ball sooner.
Posted May 10, 2010
The Cowboys and Rams have swapped underachieving former first-round picks Monday, with offensive tackle Alex Barron going to Dallas and linebacker Bobby Carpenter headed for St. Louis.||||||| Barron was the 19th pick of the 2005 draft and has made 74 starts for St. Louis but has been at least a mild disappointment. The Rams drafted Rodger Saffold of Indiana to open the second round of this year's draft and could start him at one tackle opposite Jason Smith, the second overall pick of last year's draft.
Posted Nov. 30, 2005
Barron is scheduled to undergo surgery on Thursday to repair damage to his thumb, an injury suffered in the fourth quarter of Sunday's overtime victory over the Houston Texans. The Rams are unsure how much time the rookie offensive lineman might miss, but his status likely will be updated following the procedure.||||||| Barron was in the Rams lineup in place of Orlando Pace, who was out with a right hip flexor and left hamstring injury.
Posted Aug. 11, 2005
After missing the first two weeks of training camp, Barron finally has signed with the St. Louis Rams, agreeing to a five-year contract. The offensive lineman, who was a finalist for the Outland Trophy following his senior season at Florida State, was the 19th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.||||||| Barron was expected to start for the Rams this season, but after struggling at a mini-camp over the summer, he was dropped to the second team. Now, his holdout has dropped him down to third on the depth chart. He should eventually move his way back to the top, but it won't be by the start of the regular season, according to head coach Mike Martz.

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