Barber suffered a knee injury in November of 2004 that cost him the rest of that season and all but three games of the 2005 season. Needless to say, the Eagles will be looking specifically for any lingering signs of the injury in the workout and physical Wednesday at the NovaCare Complex.
If he's healthy, the Eagles will move quickly to get Barber signed to a contract as the first move to upgrade their defense. Barber, is a free agent, but doesn't have to wait for the free agent signing period to begin since he was cut by the Chiefs nearly a week ago as they cleared money to get under the salary cap.
The Eagles have identified Barber as one step in rebuilding a defense that fell way off their numbers from the 2004 season and was among the worst in franchise history in putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks. The 6' 2", 240 pound Barber was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 1998 Draft and it's expected that he'll meet with the media late Wednesday afternoon in Philly.