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Eagles Add RB Barner To Practice Squad

On Tuesday, the Eagles signed running back Kenjon Barner to the team's practice squad. The spot became available after the Miami Dolphins signed safety Jordan Kovacs to their active roster off of the Eagles practice squad.

Barner, who played for Chip Kelly at the University of Oregon, was originally acquired by the Eagles this past August in a trade with the Carolina Panthers. He was later waived with an injury settlement as the Eagles trimmed the active roster down to 53 players.

Originally a sixth-round draft pick by the Panthers in 2013, the 5-foot-9, 185-pound running back and returner finished his collegiate career ranked second in school history in rushing yards (3,623) and tied for second with 41 rushing touchdowns on 582 attempts. Barner averaged 22.5 yards and scored one touchdown on kickoff returns, while averaging 10.1 yards with one touchdown on punt returns in college. As a senior in 2012, he earned first-team All-America honors by rushing for 1,767 yards (second most in school history) and 21 touchdowns (tied for most ever in school history).

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