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Philadelphia Eagles work out a familiar face at running back

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The Eagles might be bringing a familiar face back to Philadelphia. The Birds recently worked out free agent running back Kenjon Barner, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

Philly has an open roster spot after placing injured veteran scatback Darren Sproles on injured reserve.

Barner spent three years with Philadelphia after the Eagles traded for him in 2014. Last season, Barner ran for two touchdowns and 129 rushing yards (4.8 average) on 27 carries. He also had five receptions for 42 yards.

Barner was set to be a restricted free agent this offseason but the Eagles didn’t offer him a tender, thus making him unrestricted. Barner signed a contract with the Los Angeles Chargers (the Eagles’ Week 4 opponent) before being waived in final cuts.

Adding Barner to the roster could make sense. He knows the scheme and he’s shown good punt return ability in the preseason before. Barner was a player Sproles really took under his wing (no pun intended) during their time together in Philadelphia.

The Eagles are likely to make a roster move soon. Perhaps they’ll sign Barner. Or maybe they’ll promote Byron Marshall from the practice squad.

Stay tuned to BGN for more updates.


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