Chris Barker was signed by the New England Patriots to the practice squad on Nov. 19, 2015 …Originally signed by Miami as a rookie free agent (5/3/13) … Released by Miami (8/31/13) ... Claimed off waivers and awarded to New England from Miami (9/1/13) ... Released by New England (9/1/14) ... Signed by New England to the practice squad (9/4/14) ... Signed by New England to the 53-man roster from the practice squad (10/16/14) ... Released by New England (10/28/14) ... Signed to the New England practice squad (10/30/14) ... Signed by New England to the active roster (2/5/15) ... Released by New England (9/1/15) ... Signed to the New England practice squad (9/8/15) ... Release from the New England practice squad (9/9/15) ... Signed to the New England practice squad (9/19/15) ... Released from the New England practice squad (9/30/15) ... Signed to New England's practice squad (10/10/15) ... Signed by New England to the 53-man roster (11/14/15) ... Release by New England (11/17/15).
2015 (1/0, 0/0)
Spent the majority of the season on the practice squad, appearing in one regular-season game as a reserve.
Saw action at right tackle with Sebastian Vollmer out due to injury and when Shaq Mason moved to fullback in the win at N.Y. Giants (11/15). Was released after the game and spent the rest of the season on the practice squad.
2014 (1/0, 0/0)
- Spent the majority of the season on the practice squad. Was promoted to the 53-man roster for two games, appearing on special teams for one and was inactive for the other, before being released and returning to the practice squad.
- Signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad (10/16) and made his season debut vs. N.Y. Jets (10/16) on special teams.
- Was inactive vs. Chicago (10/26).
2013 (4/0, 0/0)
- Was claimed off waivers from Miami after training camp. Appeared as a reserve in four games, playing mainly on special teams.
- Was a healthy scratch for 10 regular-season games, both playoff contests and dressed but did not play in two games.
- Played in his first professional game, appearing on special teams vs. Tampa Bay (9/22).
- Joined Miami as a rookie free agent and was waived prior to the start of the regular season.
- Was a four-year starter (2009-2012) for Nevada at guard.
- Recorded 53 career starts to become the only player in school history to start every game in all four seasons.
- Started all 13 games as a senior in 2012.
- Voted team captain by his teammates as a junior in 2011.
- Named first-team All-WAC as a junior in 2011.
- Born on Aug. 3, 1990, in West Covina, Calif.
- Attended Etiwanda (Calif.) High School.
- Earned three letters in football.
- Earned first-team all-league honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman.
- Majored in criminal justice at Nevada.
- Married to Shawna.