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Joe Barksdale | Tackle | #72

Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 326
College: LSU
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (92) / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Chargers declared RT Joe Barksdale, LB Hayes Pullard, QB Cardale Jones, WR Geremy Davis, RB Branden Oliver, TE Jeff Cumberland, and TE Sean Culkin inactive for Week 10 against the Jaguars.
Barksdale (foot) and Pullard (neck) were both listed questionable and the only Chargers on the injury report. Michael Schofield will start for Barksdale. Sun, Nov 12, 2017 11:38:00 AM

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Chargers declared RT Joe Barksdale, QB Cardale Jones, WR Geremy Davis, RB Andre Williams, Tyler Marz, TE Sean Culkin, and DE Jerry Attaochu inactive for Week 8 against the Patriots.

Barksdale has been dealing with the foot injury since Week 2, but it has now forced him to miss each of the past two games. Los Angeles lost starting left guard Matt Slauson to torn biceps last week and will be starting a skeleton crew on the offensive line today in New England. Michael Schofield will start in Barksdale's place while 3rd-round pick Dan Feeney will make his first career start in place of Slauson.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 11:44:00 AM

Chargers RT Joe Barksdale (foot) is doubtful for Week 8.

Barksdale has been playing through injuries all season. He'll miss his second straight game after not practicing this week. Michael Schofield will start in Barksdale's place.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 05:55:00 PM

Chargers RT Joe Barksdale (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 4.

Barksdale shouldn't miss any time after going down in the fourth quarter last week. It's an upgrade to Philip Rivers' pass protection.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 05:21:00 PM

Chargers RT Joe Barksdale exited Week 2 against the Dolphins with a left foot injury.

Barksdale was bull-rushed over by Cameron Wake in the fourth quarter and was injured on the play. He was trying to come back in but stood up from the bench and threw his helmet on the ground before heading to the locker room. Veteran Chris Hairston has replaced Barksdale at right tackle.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 06:39:00 PM

ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports the Chargers hope better health and new coach Jeff Davidson helps improve their offensive line play.

The Chargers struggled to block in the passing game and especially the running game last season, giving up 40 sacks and averaging just 3.5 yards per carry as a team. The 24 different line combinations they were forced to use because of injuries certainly did not help, but coach Mike McCoy believes coaching was a factor as well. "As a staff, with the new guys here it’s building a scheme that best fits our players," McCoy said. "It’s not going to be just one scheme. We’re going to do a little bit of everything." The Chargers have not done much besides re-signing RT Joe Barksdale to address the line in free agency, but they will almost certainly add talent in the draft.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 12:35:00 PM

Chargers re-signed RT Joe Barksdale to a four-year, $22.2 million contract with $10.5 million fully guaranteed.

Barksdale, 28, was the only Chargers' offensive lineman able to stay healthy last season, making all 16 starts while the rest of the line crumbled next to him. Barksdale had an up and down year, but received positive marks from PFF for his pass blocking on the right side. The Chargers will hope LT King Dunlap, LG Orlando Franklin, and RG D.J. Fluker can stay healthy in 2016.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 09:42:00 PM

Chargers agreed to terms with OT Joseph Barksdale, formerly of the Rams.

Coming off a strong age-26 campaign in St. Louis, Barksdale surprisingly languished on the open market for over two months. His arrival in San Diego likely means RT D.J. Fluker will kick inside to right guard. That would leave Barksdale to bookend LT King Dunlap. Second-rounder Rob Havenstein will replace Barksdale in St. Louis.
Tue, May 19, 2015 01:24:00 PM

The Chargers are hosting free agent OT Joe Barksdale on Monday.

Arguably the top young free agent left on the market, 27-year-old Barksdale is coming off a strong 2014 in St. Louis. He was one of the top pass-protecting right tackles in football last year. The addition of Barksdale could allow the Chargers to kick D.J. Fluker inside to right guard. Chris Watt is penciled in at center with LG Orlando Franklin and LT King Dunlap holding down the left side.
Mon, May 18, 2015 04:04:00 PM

The Rams are still talking with free agent RT Joe Barksdale.

Barksdale visited with the Falcons this week, but left without a contract. St. Louis remains his most likely landing spot, where Barksdale would compete with rookie Rob Havenstein for the starting right tackle job.
Sat, May 9, 2015 06:35:00 PM

The Falcons worked out free agent RT Joe Barksdale on Monday.

With the draft now behind us, veteran free agents like Barksdale should start finding homes. The 27-year-old is one of the better players left on the market after he likely missed his bite at the apple in the opening of free agency by getting married and then leaving the country for his honeymoon. The Falcons drafted just one offensive lineman and could use an upgrade on RT Ryan Schraeder.
Mon, May 4, 2015 06:08:00 PM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports free agent RT Joseph Barksdale "remains interested" in re-signing with the Rams.

Languishing on the open market, Barksdale apparently wasn't put off by the Rams' second-round selection of Wisconsin OT Rob Havenstein. He's also just being a realist. The Rams and Titans are the only two teams to even sniff Barksdale this spring, and the Titans have moved on.
Mon, May 4, 2015 02:26:00 PM

Even after using two second-day picks on offensive linemen, coach Jeff Fisher said the Rams remain interested in re-signing free agent RT Joe Barskdale.

Barskdale would presumably return to compete with second-round pick Rob Havenstein at right tackle. That's something that may not appeal to Barkdale. A solid pass protector on the right side last year, Barskdale's play was less effective in the run game. The Rams' draft has been devoted to the run game, drafting Todd Gurley at No. 10, followed by RT Havenstein and OG Jamon Brown.
Sat, May 2, 2015 12:39:00 AM

Coach Jeff Fisher says the Rams are still interested in re-signing free agent OT Joseph Barksdale.

The sides are playing a game of chicken, waiting for the other to blink first. Aside from a visit to the Titans, Barksdale has been greeted by crickets in free agency, and the Rams — who have holes all over their offensive line — must be confident they can get him back at their price.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 05:46:00 PM

Free agent RT Joe Barksdale left his Titans visit without a contract.

The Rams "remain in the mix" to re-sign Barksdale. St. Louis would be wise to bring him back. The Rams have the worst offensive-line depth chart in the league. And it's not close. It currently stands: LT Greg Robinson, LG Rodger Saffold, C Demetrius Rhaney, RG Brandon Washington, and RT Garrett Reynolds.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 11:22:00 AM

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