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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

Former Raider Ben Davidson dies at 72

Posted July 03, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
Ben Davidson, the hulking defensive end who starred for the Raiders in the 1960s before becoming a famous television pitch man, has died.

Raiders make donation to Oakland schools

Posted July 03, 2012 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Raiders will give the Oakland school system more than $50,000 as part of a season-ticket drive designed to benefit Oakland schools.

These rookies could surprise in 2012

Posted June 25, 2012 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
This year's crop of rookies has a lot to live up to after 2011's class, but we look at the third-rounders and below who could surprise in Year One.

Raiders' situation at CB cause for concern

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Raiders enter 2012 with plenty of question marks at cornerback and will need help from their safeties to mask the problems in coverage.

Man sentenced for killing Raiders star's daughter

Posted June 15, 2012 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
A man has been sentenced to 55 years to life in prison for killing the daughter of former Oakland Raiders star Fred Biletnikoff in 1999.

Pryor looks to build on truncated rookie season

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 6:19 p.m. ET
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor is hoping to make a big leap in Year Two of his pro career after what was essentially a wasted rookie season.

Raiders add TE Humphrey

Posted June 12, 2012 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed TE Tory Humphrey, the team announced Tuesday. Humphrey spent the last three seasons with the Saints.

Managing expectations for Broncos this season

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Broncos and Peyton Manning have quite a few obstacles to overcome this season. PFW's Eric Edholm takes a closer look.

Raiders sign three draft picks

Posted June 07, 2012 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
The Raiders announced the signings of three draft picks on Thursday, including DE Jack Crawford, a fifth-round pick from Penn State.

Reports: 2013 second-round pick completes Palmer trade

Posted June 06, 2012 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
The Raiders will send a 2013 2nd-round pick to Cincinnati to complete the Carson Palmer trade, multiple media outlets reported.

Raiders re-sign DT Bryant

Posted June 06, 2012 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
The Raiders have re-signed DT Desmond Bryant, the club announced Wednesday. 

Raiders FB Reece signs ERFA tender

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Raiders FB Marcel Reece signed his exclusive rights free-agent contract on Monday, ending his holdout.

McFadden looks strong, fast

Posted May 27, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Raiders RB Darren McFadden appeared to be fully healed from a foot injury at the team's OTAs, according to AFC Whispers.

Cardinals sign LB Groves

Posted May 24, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
The Cardinals signed former Raiders unrestricted free-agent LB Quentin Groves on Thursday, the team confirmed.

Around Fantasyland: RB injuries

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
William Del Pilar reviews the latest injuries around the NFL at the running back position and how they fit into the 2012 fantasy season. 

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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