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Kenjon Barner | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/28/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
College: Oregon
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Kenjon Barner was reportedly "overmatched by nearly every linebacker and defensive back he lined up against" during Panthers camp.
Barner added 15 pounds during the offseason, but still couldn't become adequate as a pass blocker. If he sticks with the Eagles, it will be largely due to his ability to contribute in the return game. Barner fell behind Fozzy Whittaker in Carolina and was going to get cut. Note that the Eagles won't even have to give up that seventh-round pick to the Panthers unless Barner is on the 46-man active roster for at least four games this season. Aug 20 - 9:10 AM

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Eagles acquired RB/KR Kenjon Barner from the Panthers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015.

The pick is likely contingent on Barner making the 53-man roster. Barner was on the outs in Carolina, but played for Eagles coach Chip Kelly at Oregon, and offers some badly needed depth at running back. His acquisition could be curtains for Chris Polk in Philly if Polk can't get healthy. Polk has missed the majority of camp with a hamstring injury. A 2013 sixth-rounder, Barner managed only six carries across eight games. He missed time with a foot issue.
Aug 19 - 9:52 PM

The Associated Press has "growing concern" over Kenjon Barner sticking on the final roster.

It would be a bit of a surprise as Barner brings value as a possible return man and only needs to hold off Darrin Reaves for No. 4 running back duties. Still, the early part of Barner's career has not been promising. He earned just eight touches from scrimmage as a rookie while battling foot/ankle issues. Barner's pass protection has been an issue at camp.
Aug 11 - 11:04 AM

With DeAngelo Williams (quad) inactive, Kenjon Barner rushed five times for six yards in Carolina's Week 13 win over the Bucs.

Barner entered Week 13 with all of one carry. He didn't show anything that would earn him more work going forward, though he'll remain the Panthers' No. 3 running back if D-Will isn't ready to return for Week 14. Barner is miles from re-draft relevance.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 06:06:00 PM

Panthers declared RB Kenjon Barner, CB Drayton Florence, LB Chase Blackburn, WR Tavarres King, WR Marvin McNutt, TE Ben Hartsock, G Chris Scott, and DE Frank Alexander inactive for Week 11 against the Patriots.

Barner is a healthy scratch, as are McNutt and King. Hartsock, the team's blocking tight end, has a knee injury. Florence is battling a groin issue. A.J. Klein will get another start in place of Blackburn on the weak side.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 07:34:00 PM

Panthers RB Kenjon Barner (foot) has resumed practicing.

Barner made his NFL debut in Week 5 and then went back on the shelf for Week 6. He won't have a real role behind DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 12:44:00 PM

Panthers declared RB Kenjon Barner (foot) inactive for Sunday's Week 6 game against the Vikings.

Barner has been battling foot woes since the preseason. With Jonathan Stewart (ankles) due back Week 7, he's out of time to make an impact. The rest of the Panthers inactives: WR Marvin McNutt, G Amini Silatolu, DT Dwan Edwards, CB Josh Norman, CB D.J. Moore and S Robert Lester.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 11:59:00 AM

Panthers rookie RB Kenjon Barner (foot) is listed as doubtful for Week 6.

Barner sustained a foot injury during the preseason, didn't make his NFL debut until Week 5, and now apparently has suffered a setback. He's only worth a roster spot in deep Dynasty leagues. Barner had one touch last week.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 03:04:00 PM

Making his NFL debut in Week 5 against the Cardinals, Panthers rookie RB Kenjon Barner caught one pass for five yards.

Barner missed the first four weeks of the season. He was targeted twice in the passing game, and dropped the other one. The Panthers reportedly have designs on using Barner as a Darren Sproles type of back, but he's not nearly as elusive as Sproles. He could still get more passing-game work going forward.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 07:33:00 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said he wants to use rookie scatback Kenjon Barner like the Saints use Darren Sproles.

Barner (foot) is expected to make his NFL debut against the Cardinals Sunday. He'll be used as a pass-catcher and change-of-pace back, but his volume won't be anything close to what Sproles sees in New Orleans. And once Jonathan Stewart (ankle) returns -- possibly Week 7 -- Barner's role will be even smaller. The rookie isn't a strong add in standard formats.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 09:30:00 AM

Kenjon Barner (ankle) practiced in full Monday.

Barner is on track to make his NFL debut in this week's game at Arizona. He's expected to fill a versatile scatback role for the Panthers. Don't expect more than a fistful of touches.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 09:33:00 AM

Kenjon Barner (ankle) was cleared to practice on Tuesday.

It's his first time he's practiced since suffering an ankle injury in the preseason finale. Barner is now on track to return following the Panthers' Week 4 bye. When healthy, he could see carries in a change-of-pace role behind DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 11:09:00 AM

Panthers declared RB Kenjon Barner, CB D.J. Moore, CB Josh Thomas, SS Quintin Mikell, CB James Dockery, DE Frank Alexander, and DT Dwan Edwards inactive for Week 3 against the Giants.

Josh Norman and Captain Munnerlyn will be Carolina's starting corners. Mike Mitchell and undrafted rookie Robert Lester will be the first-team safeties.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 11:57:00 AM

Panthers RB Kenjon Barner (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3.

DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert will continue to carry all the mail.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 01:13:00 PM

Kenjon Barner (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

Barner still hasn't resumed running, but is hoping to make his debut this week against the Giants. Mike Tolbert (undisclosed), D.J. Moore (knee), and Josh Thomas (concussion) were also held out of practice Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 01:11:00 PM

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