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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
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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

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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

Eagles waived RB Kenjon Barner with an injury settlement.

Barner, acquired by the Eagles from the Panthers on August 19, was waived/injured at final cuts after getting hurt in the preseason finale. Barner is too small to play offense in the NFL. He'll have to make his mark as a returner.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Eagles waived/injured RB Kenjon Barner.

Barner was acquired from the Panthers last week but got hurt in the preseason finale. The Panthers won't get anything in exchange for Barner. He'll spend the year on Philadelphia's I.R. list or be cut with an injury settlement later.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:38:00 PM

Eagles RB Kenjon Barner rushed seven times for 32 yards in Philly's third preseason game Thursday night against Pittsburgh.

He added a 22-yard kickoff return. Acquired via trade just yesterday, Barner showed some knowledge of Chip Kelly's offense after playing for him at Oregon. The 25-year-old running back appears to be competing with Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey for one roster spot. As the Eagles continue to evaluate him, expect Barner to get a bunch of playing time in the preseason finale.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 10:53:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 09:10:00 AM

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.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 09:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Sam Bradford
2Chase Daniel
3Carson Wentz
4McLeod Bethel-Thompson
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3Wendell Smallwood
4Kenjon Barner
5Kevin Monangai
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2Ryan Mathews
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Rueben Randle
3T.J. Graham
4Xavier Rush
5Hunter Sharp
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Josh Huff
3Chris Givens
4Jonathan Krause
5Byron Marshall
WR31Rueben Randle
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
4Chris Pantale
LT1Jason Peters
2Dennis Kelly
3Halapoulivaati Vaitai
LG1Stefen Wisniewski
2Andrew Gardner
3Isaac Seumalo
C1Jason Kelce
2Josh Andrews
3Barrett Jones
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Matt Tobin
3Malcolm Bunche
RT1Lane Johnson
2Allen Barbre
3Brett Boyko
K1Cody Parkey
2Caleb Sturgis