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Kenjon Barner | Running Back | #24

Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/28/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (182) / CAR
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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. Mar 20 - 6:44 PM

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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.
Mar 9 - 10:59 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

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

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QB1Philip Rivers
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3Mike Bercovici
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
3Kenneth Farrow
4Andre Williams
5Kenjon Barner
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
3RB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Keenan Allen
2Dontrelle Inman
3Geremy Davis
4Da'Ron Brown
5Jamaal Jones
WR21Tyrell Williams
2Mike Williams
3Travis Benjamin
4Isaiah Burse
5Javontee Herndon
WR31Mike Williams
TE1Hunter Henry
2Antonio Gates
3Sean McGrath
4Jeff Cumberland
5Asante Cleveland
LT1Russell Okung
2Chris Hairston
3Kenny Wiggins
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Dan Feeney
3Brett Boyko
C1Matt Slauson
2Max Tuerk
RG1Forrest Lamp
2Spencer Pulley
3Donavon Clark
RT1Joe Barksdale
2Tyreek Burwell
3Tyler Johnstone
K1Josh Lambo