As was expected with Lane Johnson’s return, and the signing of running back Terrell Watson to the practice squad this morning, the Eagles have placed Kenjon Barner on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending Barner’s season.
Barner suffered the hamstring injury in the Eagles’ loss to the Ravens; he went into the locker room and never returned to the playing field.
By placing Barner, 27, on injured reserve, the Eagles have room on the 53-man roster for Johnson, who will be the team’s starting right tackle on Thursday night when the Eagles face the Giants at home.
The Eagles signed Barner in 2014 after he spent the first season of his career with the Panthers.
In 24 games with the Eagles, Barner has piled up 55 carries for 253 yards and two touchdowns, while catching 14 passes for 64 yards. He also returned 10 kickoffs for 287 yards, and three punts for 19 yards.
It’s fair to note that Barner’s future with the team is unclear:
Wonder if we’ve seen the last of Kenjon Barner w/ Eagles. He’s an RFA when season ends. Sproles + Smallwood back next year, plus draft + FA.— Adam Hermann (@adamwhermann) December 20, 2016
Will Barner ever suit up for the Eagles again? Who knows? Who really cares?