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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 rally, beat Jaguars in overtime

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 8:13 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 40-yard field goal after Cecil Shorts III fumbled on the opening possession of overtime and the Raiders beat the Jaguars 26-23.

Demotion a foreboding sign for Raiders' McClain

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 10:50 p.m. ET
Removing MLB Rolando McClain from the Raiders’ sub-packages is being hailed as a key to Oakland’s improved defensive showing.

AFC West Spin cycle: Manning's miracle on Monday night

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Analyzing the fallout of Monday night's stunning Broncos comeback and the rest of the AFC West action in Week Six.

Bryant's game-winner keeps Falcons undefeated

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Roddy White caught a TD pass and Matt Bryant kicked his second game-winning field goal in three weeks as the Falcons remained unbeaten.

Raiders RB McFadden not finishing like he used to

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Through a quarter of the 2012 season, Darren McFadden has not been the same player that averaged more than five yards per carry in each of the past two seasons.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
It was a rough week for the AFC West, going 0-3 (the Raiders were on bye). We'll learn a lot more next week when the Broncos face the Chargers.

Raiders' Seymour, Kelly not providing needed push

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
Richard Seymour and Tommy Kelly, who accounted for more than one-third of the Raiders’ sacks in 2011, have combined for one this season.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
Order seemed restored in the AFC West after two divisional games in Week Four saw the Chargers and Broncos roll past the Chiefs and Raiders, respectively.

Manning, Broncos rout Raiders

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning led Denver to three third-quarter touchdowns Sunday in a stress-free, 37-6 rout over the Oakland Raiders.

Raiders sign veteran DE Carter

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed veteran DE Andre Carter, the team announced Wednesday. They cut second-year OT Joe Barksdale.

Raiders add LB So'oto

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed second-year LB Vic So’oto and waived DE-LB Carl Ihenacho.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The winds changed drastically in the AFC West in Week Three, proving that this division is extremely hard to figure.

Raiders WR Heyward-Bey released from hospital

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey was released from Eden Medical Center on Monday morning, the team announced.

Raiders rally past Steelers to get first win

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 43-yard field goal on the last play as the Raiders beat the Steelers 34-31 on Sunday.

Raiders RB McFadden's start leads to scheme scrutiny

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 11:01 p.m. ET
Greg Knapp has maintained that his zone-blocking scheme is not the problem, but it's not working thus far for the Raiders.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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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