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Chris Barker
Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-08-03) August 3, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Covina, California
Career information
College: Nevada
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Miami Dolphins ( 2013)*
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI)
  • First-team All-WAC (2011)
  • Second-team All-WAC (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Games played     6
Games started     0

Chris Barker (born August 3, 1990) is an American football offensive guard who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Nevada. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

Professional careerEdit

Miami DolphinsEdit

On May 3, 2013, he signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent.[1] On August 31, 2013, he was released.[2]

New England PatriotsEdit

On September 1, 2013, Barker was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots.[3] On September 1, 2014, Barker was waived by the New England Patriots and was re-signed to the practice squad.[4] On October 16, Barker was elevated to the active roster. On October 28, he was waived by the Patriots and was re-signed to the Patriots' practice squad.[5] Barker won Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots after they defeated the defending champion Seattle Seahawks 28-24.

On February 5, 2015, Barker was signed by the Patriots. On September 1, 2015, Barker was released by the Patriots.[6] He was signed to the team's practice squad on September 7,[7] but was released two days later. On September 19, 2015, Barker was re-signed to the practice squad. On September 30, 2015, he was released again. He was re-signed to the Patriots' practice squad again on October 9, 2015.[8] On November 14, 2015, Barker was elevated to the active roster.[9] On November 17, 2015, he was waived by the Patriots. On November 19, 2015, Barker was re-signed to the Patriots' practice squad.[10] On January 26, 2016, Barker signed a futures contract with the New England Patriots.[11]

On September 3, 2016, Barker was released by the Patriots as part of final roster cuts and was signed to the Patriots' practice squad the next day.[12][13] Barker spent the entire 2016 season on the practice squad.

On February 5, 2017, Barker's Patriots appeared in Super Bowl LI. In the game, the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime.[14]

On February 7, 2017, Barker signed a futures contract with the Patriots.[15]

On May 18, 2017, Barker was released by the Patriots.[16]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On May 19, 2017, Barker was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns.[17] He was waived/injured by the Browns on July 30, 2017 after sustaining an Achilles injury during the Browns' 2017 training camp and placed on injured reserve.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Dolphins Sign 19 Undrafted College Free Agents". miamidolphins.com. http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Dolphins-Sign-19-Undrafted-College-Free-Agents/713591d3-159a-4906-9f5d-f5b99be3567a. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  2. "Dolphins Trim Roster To 53 Players". miamidolphins.com. http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Dolphins-Trim-Roster-To-53-Players/cc4c7615-0325-471f-8f10-551ccd68b839. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  3. "Source: Pats claim OL Chris Barker". espn.com. http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4747802/source-pats-claim-ol-barker. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  4. "Source: Patriots awarded safety Don Jones on waivers from Miami". pft.com. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/09/01/patriots-awarded-safety-don-jones-on-waivers-from-miami/.
  5. "Patriots re-sign OL Chris Barker to the practice squad". Patriots.com. October 30, 2014. http://www.patriots.com/news/2014/10/30/patriots-re-sign-ol-chris-barker-practice-squad. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  6. "Patriots trade for WR Jalen Saunders; Announce additional roster moves". Patriots.com. September 1, 2015. http://www.patriots.com/news/2015/09/01/patriots-trade-wr-jalen-saunders-announce-additional-roster-moves. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  7. "Patriots sign 10 players to the practice squad". Patriots.com. September 7, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20171203153843/http://www.patriots.com/news/2015/09/07/patriots-sign-10-players-practice-squad. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  8. "Patriots sign OL Chris Barker to the practice squad; Release OL Sean Hickey from the practice squad". Patriots.com. October 9, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20170923144947/http://www.patriots.com/news/2015/10/09/patriots-sign-ol-chris-barker-practice-squad-release-ol-sean-hickey-practice-squad. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  9. "Patriots sign OL Chris Barker to 53-man roster; Sign DB Dewey McDonald to practice squad". http://www.patriots.com/news/2015/11/14/patriots-sign-ol-chris-barker-53-man-roster-sign-db-dewey-mcdonald-practice-squad.
  10. "Patriots sign OL Chris Barker to practice squad; Release OL Blaine Clausell from practice squad". https://web.archive.org/web/20160123124244/http://www.patriots.com/news/2015/11/19/patriots-sign-ol-chris-barker-practice-squad-release-ol-blaine-clausell-practice.
  11. "Patriots sign seven practice squad players to future/reserve contracts - Boston" (in en-US). http://boston.suntimes.com/new-england-patriots/7/119/276854/patriots-sign-seven-practice-squad-players-to-futurereserve-contracts.
  12. "Patriots reach the 53-man roster limit". September 3, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20171106155435/http://www.patriots.com/news/2016/09/03/patriots-reach-53-man-roster-limit.
  13. "Patriots sign eight players to the practice squad". September 5, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20170916232339/http://www.patriots.com/news/2016/09/05/patriots-sign-eight-players-practice-squad.
  14. "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201702050atl.htm. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  15. "Patriots sign nine to future contracts". February 7, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171030033534/http://www.patriots.com/news/2017/02/07/patriots-sign-nine-future-contracts.
  16. "Patriots make a series of transactions". May 18, 2017. http://www.patriots.com/news/2017/05/18/patriots-make-series-transactions.
  17. "Browns claim OL Chris Barker". May 19, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180106063525/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-claim-OL-Chris-Barker/14be3104-8484-4afc-9af4-5a0e8b036180.
  18. "Browns sign OL Kitt O'Brien". July 30, 2017. http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-sign-OL-Kitt-OBrien/be56ed7f-aada-4d3e-a8d5-743e1f064e2f.

External linksEdit

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