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Kenjon Barner | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/28/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
College: Oregon
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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. Nov 22 - 4:51 PM

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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.
Sep 14 - 5:35 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.
Aug 24 - 8:59 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.
Aug 16 - 3:31 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
Jul 6 - 8:28 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

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.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 11:04:00 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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Sam Bradford
2Mark Sanchez
3Thad Lewis
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Miles Austin
4Jonathan Krause
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Riley Cooper
3Seyi Ajirotutu
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Tanner Hawkinson
LG1Allen Barbre
2Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Julian Vandervelde
RG1Matt Tobin
RT1Lane Johnson
2Dennis Kelly
K1Caleb Sturgis