The Panthers have brought back running back Kenjon Barner on a one-year deal a day after placing Fozzy Whittaker on injured reserve with a torn ACL, the team announced Friday.
The 29 year old Barner, who was a sixth round pick in 2013 by the Panthers before being traded to the Eagles a year later, has played in 44 games and totaled 317 yards on the ground over 71 carries. He’s also contributed on special teams, returning 52 punts and kickoffs over his career; Barner played in 13 games last season with the Philadelphia Eagles and now owns a Super Bowl ring because of it.
Barner played in eight regular season games and one postseason game for Carolina in 2013, rushing six times for seven yards. Drafted from Oregon, the 5’9, 196 pound Barner finished his college career ranked second in Oregon history with 3,623 rushing yards and tied for second with 41 rushing touchdowns.
Barner joins running backs Christian McCaffrey and Cameron Artis-Payne, along with new signees CJ Anderson, Elijah Hood and undrafted free agent Reggie Bonnafon on the Panthers active roster.