Alex Barron could become a big part of the Oakland Raiders offense as they replace the injured left tackle Jared Veldheer. Former St. Louis Rams general manager Billy Devaney traded Alex Barron to the Dallas Cowboys in 2010, three years after getting the job. Suffice to say, he isn’t a Barron fan.
“He’s got the skill to play. He does not have the heart to play football,” Devaney said, via CSN Bay Area. “He does not like anything about the game except getting paid.”
Devaney obviously is holding on to ill feelings towards Barron. The Raiders, however, haven’t seen what Devaney saw in their camp.
“I only have my perspective on Alex Barron since the time he got here,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. “I haven’t seen that at all from him. I’ve seen a guy who has to continue to improve and continue to work to get better. I’ve seen a guy that’s out here, working hard for this team each and every day.”
The Raiders have given Barron another shot with a $715,000 deal. He had earned a role in camp but now is getting a shot at playing on the offensive line alongside the starters.