Eagles acquire RB Kenjon Barner in trade with Panthers

Eagles acquire RB Kenjon Barner in trade with Panthers Photo:

The Eagles acquired running back and return man Kenjon Barner from the Panthers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015, the team announced on Tuesday

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Barner, 25, appeared in eight regular season games and one playoff game last season as a rookie for Carolina, which selected him in the sixth round of the 2013 draft. He had seven rushing yards, seven receiving yards and 17 kick return yards.

"Kenjon will hopefully bring some depth to both our running back and return positions," said Eagles head coach Chip Kelly to the team's official website. Kelly coached Barner at Oregon, where the 5-foot-9, 185-pounder finished his collegiate career second in program history with 3,623 rushing yards and 41 rushing touchdowns.

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