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Kenjon Barner | Running Back | #38

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/28/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (182) / CAR
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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. Sep 26 - 6:56 PM

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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.
Sep 26 - 5:35 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.
Sep 2 - 4:04 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.
Mar 20 - 6:44 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.
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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Wentz
2Nick Foles
3Nate Sudfeld
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2Jay Ajayi
3Corey Clement
4Kenjon Barner
5Wendell Smallwood
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Jay Ajayi
3RB1Corey Clement
2Kenjon Barner
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Mack Hollins
3Shelton Gibson
WR21Torrey Smith
2Nelson Agholor
3Marcus Johnson
WR31Nelson Agholor
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Halapoulivaati Vaitai
2Will Beatty
LG1Stefen Wisniewski
2Chance Warmack
C1Jason Kelce
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Isaac Seumalo
RT1Lane Johnson
K1Jake Elliott
2Caleb Sturgis