The 25-year-old Barner was originally acquired by Philadelphia in a trade with the Carolina Panthers during mid-August. The Eagles surrendered a conditional 7th round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft in order to reunite Barner with former Oregon Ducks and current Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. The condition involved Barner spending four games on Philadelphia's active game-day roster.
Barner recorded 12 rushing attempts for 53 yards (4.4 yards per attempt) and a long of 16 yards with the Eagles during 2014 preseason. He also returned one kickoff for 22 yards and one punt for three yards.
The Eagles placed Barner, who suffered an ankle injury in the preseason finale, on the team's injured reserve list during final roster cuts. Philadelphia would go on to eventually waive Barner with an injury settlement in early September.
Philadelphia likely brought Barner back for a workout to gauge his health. Keep in mind Eagles depth running back and kick return Chris Polk is dealing with the same hamstring injury that kept him out of (nearly) the entire summer. Polk has officially been ruled out for the team's Week 6 game.
With Polk out, versatile tight end Trey Burton will serve as the team's third string running back in the meantime. The Eagles also have second-year running back Matthew Tucker on their practice squad.
While it doesn't appear a roster move is imminent, the Eagles' running back depth is a situation worth keeping an eye on.