According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan, the Philadelphia Eagles waived running back Kenjon Barner off of the team's injured reverse list with an injury settlement.
#Eagles waived RB Kenjon Barner off IR with an injury settlement.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 8, 2014
Barner was acquired by the Eagles in a trade with the Carolina Panthers during mid-August. The Eagles gave up a conditional 2015 7th round pick to Carolina in exchange for Barner. The Eagles do NOT owe the Panthers the draft pick now, however, because the condition of Barner being on the Eagles' 46 man active roster for four games in 2014 can not be met.
Philadelphia placed Barner on the injured reserve list following the team's final roster cuts. Barner will be an unrestricted free agent if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Taking a shot on Barner, who was a successful player under Chip Kelly at Oregon, at no cost was worth a try for the Eagles. It didn't end up paying off, but no harm done.
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Barner isn't the only former Eagles player to have been cut with an injury settlement recently. Wide receiver Arrelious Benn was released on Saturday. Adam Caplan has an update on Benn:
Former #Eagles WR Arrelious Benn (lower back) had a 6-week injury settlement, but hopes to be available in about 4 weeks.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 8, 2014