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Eagles Bring Back RB Kenjon Barner On One-Year Deal

Posted Sep 26, 2017

The Eagles welcomed back Kenjon Barner, who re-signed with the team on a one-year deal Tuesday. Barner takes Darren Sproles' spot on the 53-man active roster. Sproles was placed on Injured Reserve on Monday after he tore his ACL and broke his forearm in the win over New York.

Barner set career highs across the board for the Eagles with 129 rushing yards, 42 receiving yards, and two rushing touchdowns in 13 games. He also averaged 30.8 yards per kickoff return featuring a long of 61 yards. He did return a pair of punts, taking one back for a 22-yard gain.

The 5-9, 195-pound running back was originally selected by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Oregon. He played in eight games as a rookie, then was traded to the Eagles in August 2014. He earned a spot on the active roster in 2015 and played in 10 games. Barner signed with the Los Angeles Chargers, this week's opponent, as a free agent this past offseason based on advice from his mentor Sproles. He was released at the end of the preseason.

In 31 career games, Barner has carried the ball 61 times for 260 yards, averaging 4.3 yards per attempt with the two touchdowns. He also has 16 catches for an additional 71 yards.

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