The Philadelphia Eagles have traded veteran offensive lineman Allen Barbre to the Denver Broncos for a conditional 2019 draft pick, the team announced Wednesday.

The deal comes just hours after Philadelphia initially announced, with a departure quote and all, that Barbre was being released.

As has been the case with many veteran cuts in the past, it would appear that Denver got word of the impending move and was able to swoop in and offer up some draft compensation before it became official.

Rather than having to compete for his services on the open market, the Broncos now add an experienced and versatile lineman who will provide some depth up front.

Barbre, a fourth-round pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2007, started 12 games for the Eagles last season.

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