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Kenjon Barner | Running Back | #38

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/28/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (182) / CAR
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Panthers signed RB Kenjon Barner, formerly of the Eagles.
Back where it all began. Barner was a sixth-round pick of the Panthers in 2013 and spent one year there before going to Philly for four years. Barner doesn't bring much offensively but can play special teams and return kicks. The Panthers just lost veteran RB Fozzy Whittaker to a torn ACL. May 11 - 10:22 AM

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Free agent RB Kenjon Barner is visiting the Bills on Tuesday.

A sixth-round pick by the Panthers in 2013, Barner has made appearances for the Eagles in each of the last three seasons. If signed, he would look to help out on special teams and compete for a role behind LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory.
May 8 - 11:20 AM

Eagles signed RB Kenjon Barner to a one-year contract.

Barner spent 2015-16 in Philadelphia. With Darren Sproles (wrist, ACL) on injured reserve, Barner will occupy the last spot in the Eagles' backfield while contributing on special teams.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 06:56:00 PM

Eagles worked out free agent RB Kenjon Barner.

The Eagles need a body with Darren Sproles on injured reserve, and Barner is familiar with the system. Barner would almost certainly be limited to special teams if he ended up back in Philly.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 05:35:00 PM

Chargers released RB Kenjon Barner and TE Jeff Cumberland.

Barner received 27 carries across 13 games for the Eagles last season, averaging a solid 4.8 yards per carry. The 27 year old will hunt for special teams work that could possibly lead to a few touches on offense. Cumberland was trying to return from a torn Achilles' tendon.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 04:04:00 PM

Chargers signed RB Kenjon Barner, formerly of the Eagles, to a one-year contract.

A sixth-round pick of the Panthers in 2013, Barner totaled 69 touches in two years with the Eagles, who declined to tender him a restricted free agent offer in March. He is landing in a pretty good spot for opportunities, however, with the Chargers desperate for depth behind Melvin Gordon following the departure of Danny Woodhead. At the very least, Barner should compete for a role as a returner.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 06:44:00 PM

The Eagles will not tender an offer to restricted free agent RB Kenjon Barner, making him a free agent.

The Eagles could still bring back the special teamer/backup for cheaper than $1.797 million, but he's now free to do as he pleases on the open market. Barner turns 27 next month.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 10:59:00 AM

Eagles placed RB Kenjon Barner (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The special teamer saw 32 touches on offense this season. Still only 26, Barner will be a free agent in the offseason.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 03:55:00 PM

Eagles RB Kenjon Barner left Sunday's Week 15 game with a hamstring injury.

He limped off and is questionable to return.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 02:16:00 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Kenjon Barner and Byron Marshall would fill the "Sproles Role" with Darren Sproles (concussion) out for Week 15.

Pederson also said Barner would returns punts. The Eagles have never trusted Marshall in pass protection, so it would be surprising if he saw more than a few gadget-play touches. Ryan Mathews should dominate backfield work at Baltimore.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 01:20:00 PM

Kenjon Barner rushed eight times for 42 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

His eight-yard touchdown in the third quarter put an exclamation point on a huge win for the Eagles. Barner split carries with Wendell Smallwood, though he wasn’t involved in the passing game. It’s unclear what kind of role Barner can expect going forward, but he’ll certainly get more run if Ryan Mathews’ ankle injury lingers.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 09:07:00 PM

Eagles RB Kenjon Barner rushed six times for 39 yards in Saturday night's third preseason game.

Although Barner saw the most first-team carries with the Sam Bradford group tonight, he did not enter until Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles' nights were through. Barner is No. 3 on the depth chart ahead of rookie Wendell Smallwood.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 09:57:00 PM

CSN Philly's Reuben Frank believes it's "pretty clear" Kenjon Barner is the Eagles' No. 2 running back.

Frank is adamant that Barner "needs to have a role on offense" this season. So far this preseason, Barner has carried the ball 12 times for 66 yards and one touchdown, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 5 running back as of Friday morning. He also offers ability as a pass catcher and return man. Ryan Mathews has a lengthy injury history, and Darren Sproles isn't equipped to take over lead-back duties should Mathews go down. Barner has passed rookie Wendell Smallwood, who's been out two weeks with an injury.
Source: CSN Philly
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 09:14:00 AM

ESPN Eagles reporter Phil Sheridan left RB Kenjon Barner off his 53-man roster projection.

Sheridan instead kept UDFA Byron Marshall, who he said "projects as a younger version" of Barner. It is also not a given the Eagles keep four backs, and it is highly unlikely Barner or Marshall unseat Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles, or rookie Wendell Smallwood. Barner needs a strong camp to earn a roster spot.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 08:54:00 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said RB Kenjon Barner is "having a good spring."

Barner needs a productive offseason to keep his roster spot. He may also need the Eagles to keep four running backs because Barner is unlikely to unseat Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles, or promising rookie Wendell Smallwood.
Sun, Jun 5, 2016 09:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Garrett Gilbert
3Taylor Heinicke
RB1Christian McCaffrey
2C.J. Anderson
3Cameron Artis-Payne
4Elijah Hood
5Kenjon Barner
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Christian McCaffrey
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2C.J. Anderson
FB1Alex Armah
WR11Devin Funchess
2Jarius Wright
3Damiere Byrd
4Bug Howard
5Austin Duke
WR21D.J. Moore
2Torrey Smith
3Curtis Samuel
4Mose Frazier
5Fred Ross
WR31Torrey Smith
TE1Greg Olsen
2Chris Manhertz
3Ian Thomas
4Evan Baylis
5Jason Vander Laan
LT1Matt Kalil
2Blaine Clausell
LG1Amini Silatolu
2Jeremiah Sirles
C1Ryan Kalil
2Tyler Larsen
RG1Trai Turner
2Greg Van Roten
3Dorian Johnson
RT1Daryl Williams
2Taylor Moton
3Norman Price
K1Graham Gano