Former Philadelphia Eagles running back and current free agent Kenjon Barner is visiting the Buffalo Bills today, a source told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The 29-year-old Barner is someone who specializes in the return game, and could conceivably compete to be the Bills starting kick or punt returner. As a running back, Barner is good in space.
The Bills currently have six running backs on their roster: LeSean McCoy, Chris Ivory, Taiwan Jones, Travaris Cadet, Marcus Murphy, and Aaron Green. (The latest Buffalo Rumblings Bills depth chart ranks the backs as listed above.)
Undrafted out of Oregon in 2013, Barner signed with the Carolina Panthers and played just that lone season with them. He was traded to the Eagles during the 2014 offseason, but failed to crack the team’s active roster. From 2015-2017, Barner appeared in 36 games for the Philadelphia, who of course, won the Super Bowl last season.
In terms of career numbers, Barer has returned 22 career kickoffs for 498 yards and 30 punts for 259 yards. Between kickoffs and punts, Barner owns three career returns of 40 yards or better. Out of the backfield, Barner has rushed for a career 319 yards and three touchdowns.