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Kenjon Barner | Running Back | #34

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/28/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (182) / CAR
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 25 - 9:07 PM

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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.
Aug 27 - 9:57 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
Aug 19 - 9:14 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
Jun 21 - 8:54 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.
Jun 5 - 9:08 AM

Kenjon Barner did not touch the ball Week 14 against the Bills.

He may have played a couple snaps, but we did not see him. With Ryan Mathews back healthy, Barner is surplus to requirements in the Eagles' backfield. He does not need to be held in deep leagues.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Eagles coach Chip Kelly said RB Kenjon Barner is a player who has continued to improve.

Kelly made the comments at the same presser where he said his running back rotation would be a week-to-week proposition going forward. Barner out-carried DeMarco Murray against the Patriots, out-gaining him, as well. Barner won't be an option for the first week of the fantasy playoffs, but with Ryan Mathews (concussion) still sidelined, there are worse fliers to take if you're desperate at running back.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 01:40:00 PM

Kenjon Barner rushed nine times for 39 yards and caught both of his targets for seven yards in the Eagles' Week 13 win over the Patriots.

He also lost a fumble late in the fourth quarter. DeMarco Murray played a surprisingly limited role Sunday as the Eagles funneled carries to Darren Sproles. Barner saw most of his work in the second half with Philadelphia holding a three-touchdown advantage. Barner had seen just 14 carries all year before Sunday. He should be safely off the fantasy radar next week against Buffalo.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 09:19:00 PM

Eagles RB Kenjon Barner rushed seven times for 37 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to Tampa Bay.

Rather than give all of Ryan Mathews' (concussion) usual work to DeMarco Murray, the Eagles mixed in Barner as a change-of-pace back while Darren Sproles managed nine all-purpose touches. Barner is officially fourth on the Eagles' running back depth chart behind Murray, Mathews, and Sproles.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Eagles declared RB Kenjon Barner, OG Josh Andrews, OL Dennis Kelly, DE Brandon Bair, CB Denzel Rice, LB Marcus Smith, and QB Stephen Morris inactive for Week 1 against the Falcons.

Smith was the team's first-round pick in 2014. With Barner not dressing, the Eagles' tailbacks will be DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, and Darren Sproles.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 05:35:00 PM

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said RB Kenjon Barner is "making a huge case" for a roster spot.

Barner already has two punt return touchdowns this preseason and has added 57 yards on 12 offensive touches. With DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles ahead of him on the depth chart, Barner will need the Eagles to keep four running backs to nab a roster spot. Philadelphia only kept three last season.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 08:59:00 AM

Eagles RB Kenjon Barner rushed for 29 yards and one touchdown on six carries in Sunday's preseason opener.

Barner also returned a punt 92 yards for a second touchdown. DeMarco Murray didn't play and Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles only played a couple series before Barner was the next man up in the backfield. He's probably competing with UDFA Raheem Mostert for one roster spot. Barner has the fact that he played for coach Chip Kelly at Oregon working in his favor.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 03:31:00 PM

Eagles RB Kenjon Barner is expected to land on the practice squad this season.

Although Barner is one of "Chip's guys" from Oregon, he did not appear in a game last season. The undersized returner and space back projects as insurance behind Darren Sproles.
Source: CSN Philly
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 08:28:00 AM

Eagles signed RB Kenjon Barner, QB G.J. Kinne, OG Josh Andrews, OT Kevin Graf, DT Wade Keliikipi, WR Will Murphy, WR Quron Pratt, S Ed Reynolds and RB Matthew Tucker to reserve/future contracts.

The Eagles acquired Barner from the Panthers for a conditional seventh-rounder in August, but he didn't make the team. He was waived/injured before eventually being released from injured reserve. He'll fight for a spot on special teams next summer. Reynolds was a 2014 fifth-rounder.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 01:33:00 PM

Free agent RB Kenjon Barner visited the Eagles.

The Eagles released Barner with an injury settlement following final cuts. With Chris Polk dealing with yet another hamstring injury, the Eagles are likely just updating their emergency list.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 08:37:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Carson Wentz
2Chase Daniel
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3Wendell Smallwood
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2Ryan Mathews
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Dorial Green-Beckham
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Josh Huff
3Bryce Treggs
WR31Dorial Green-Beckham
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Matt Tobin
LG1Allen Barbre
2Isaac Seumalo
3Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Stefen Wisniewski
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Dillon Gordon
RT1Lane Johnson
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
K1Caleb Sturgis