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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 LB Curry still sidelined by injured knees

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 9:24 p.m. ET
Dennis Allen says Raiders LB Aaron Curry won't be taken off the PUP list until he is able to change direction at full speed.

Falcons among narrow Week One favorites

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening offers his take on four Week One games where linemakers have separated a pair of teams by less than three points.

Five minutes with a legend: Ted Hendricks

Posted Aug. 11, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks was a disruptive pass rusher and blocked-kick specialist for three Super Bowl champions.

Myers is early leader in Raiders' TE battle

Posted Aug. 10, 2012 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Brandon Myers is at the top of the Raiders' TE depth chart, but we hear the competition at the position is not over.

Raiders RB Goodson carted off field

Posted Aug. 07, 2012 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Raiders RB Mike Goodson was taken away from practice by ambulance following a helmet-to-helmet collision with teammate Philip Wheeler.

Patriots OG Gallery retires

Posted Aug. 04, 2012 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
After eight seasons, OG Robert Gallery has decided to retire, the Patriots announced Saturday.

Raiders sorting out backfield options to complement McFadden

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The Raiders are looking for complementary running backs to emerge as they try to fill the void left by Michael Bush’s departure.

Wisniewski resigns from Raiders coaching staff

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Raiders assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski has resigned his position because of personal reasons.

Ravens add LBs Blackstock, Brown

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
The Ravens signed veteran LBs Darryl Blackstock and Ricky Brown, and OG Cord Howard the team announced Wednesday.

Ex-player Walker sues NFL over concussions

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Derrick Walker has sued the NFL in federal court, accusing it of not warning him about the risk of football-related concussions.

Raiders WR Heyward-Bey pleads no contest to DUI

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey pled no contest to DUI on Monday, multiple media outlets reported.

Raiders send WR Murphy to Panthers

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
The Raiders traded WR Louis Murphy to the Panthers, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports.

AFC West training-camp reports

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders and Chargers in training camp.

Raiders, S Branch agree to four-year deal

Posted July 14, 2012 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
The Raiders agreed to a four-year deal with S Tyvon Branch, according to CBS Sports and NFL Network.

Ex-Raider faces three new murder charges

Posted July 06, 2012 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
New murder charges have been filed against former Raiders DE Anthony Wayne Smith.

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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