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Darian Barnes | Running Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/28/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 240
College: Hampton
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Saints released FB Darian Barnes.
Barnes was signed last season when Mike Karney sprained an MCL. He was expendable after the team signed Heath Evans earlier this offseason. Thu, Jul 23, 2009 05:47:00 PM

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Saints waived FB Darian Barnes and DE Josh Savage.

The Saints are comfortable with what Jeff Charleston has added as a substitute and he's made Savage expendable. Barnes was no longer needed with Mike Karney recovered from his sprained MCL.
Sun, Dec 21, 2008 01:00:00 PM

ProFootballTalk reports the Saints have signed FB Darian Barnes.

Starter Mike Karney is expected to miss another couple of weeks with a sprained MCL, so the Saints were left without a fullback on the roster.
Tue, Nov 18, 2008 06:57:00 PM

Lions released FB Darian Barnes.

Barnes was expendable now that Jerome Felton has returned to the lineup.
Source: MLive.com
Tue, Nov 11, 2008 06:28:00 PM

Lions signed FB Darian Barnes.

Barnes, who played three games with the Bills earlier this year, will take over fullback duties while Jerome Felton recovers from a high ankle sprain.
Tue, Oct 28, 2008 07:24:00 PM

Bills FB Darian Barnes (foot) will have an MRI on Monday.

Barnes is the lead blocker for Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson.
Mon, Sep 22, 2008 02:03:00 PM

Bills signed FB Darian Barnes to a one-year contract.

Buffalo's new offensive coordinator Turk Schonert has expressed a desire to return to a two back system, and Barnes becomes the team's only true fullback. He was most recently with the Jets, but was released in November. Expect the Bills to bring in more competition for Barnes this offseason.
Thu, Jan 17, 2008 01:30:00 PM

Jets released FB Darian Barnes.

The talkative fullback may have found his way into coach Eric Mangini's doghouse, as he barely played after signing in March. Barnes was active for Thomas Jones' first two 100+ yard rushing days, but inactive the last month.
Wed, Nov 28, 2007 03:51:00 PM

Jets FB Darian Barnes called out Joey Porter on Thursday, saying the Dolphins' outside linebacker "hasn't hit anybody in eight years."

"Joey Porter is a (bleep)," Barnes said Thursday. A photographer approached Barnes to tell him he had a good shot of him and Porter trash talking at the 50-yard line in last week's game. Barnes requested a copy to write "(Bleep) you" on it. "I'm as serious as a heart attack," he told the photographer.
Fri, Sep 28, 2007 09:36:00 AM

Jets signed FB Darian Barnes to an undiscosed contract.

Barnes is young at 27 and big at 6-2/241. It still wouldn't be a surprise to see New York add a fullback in the late rounds of April's draft.
Thu, Mar 8, 2007 09:35:00 AM

Free agent FB Darian Barnes will visit with the Jets on Tuesday.

Defensive end, and possible outside linebacker, David Bowens was in town on Monday. Marques Tuiasosopo will visit the Jets later this week.
Tue, Mar 6, 2007 12:09:00 PM

Dolphins signed FB Darian Barnes and safety Norman LeJeune.

Barnes, a former Cowboy, will start at fullback for Miami.
Tue, Oct 25, 2005 02:51:00 PM

Cowboys re-signed restricted free agent fullback Darian Barnes to the one-year qualifying offer.

He'll make $656,000 under the one-year deal. Barnes is currently the starter in Dallas.
Tue, Apr 19, 2005 06:35:00 PM

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