Eagles acquire RB Kenjon Barner from Panthers
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Eagles acquire RB Kenjon Barner from Panthers

Chip Kelly continued turning the Philadelphia Eagles into University of Oregon-East on Tuesday. The Eagles acquired running back Kenjon Barner from the Panthers for a conditional seventh-round pick, bringing the total of former Ducks on the Eagles' current roster to nine.
Barner is a small-but-exciting player. He was drafted in the sixth round last year but saw only six carries in Carolina. As a senior at Oregon in 2012, Barner gained more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage and scored 23 touchdowns while being coached by Kelly.

Fantasy Analysis:

It should be obvious to LeSean McCoy @CutonDime25 fans that Barner doesn't present a threat. He is a 5-foot-9, 195-pound player who profiles as only a change-of-pace back. Perhaps he will be Philly's next edition of Darren Sproles @DarrenSproles in a couple of years. In the present, Barner provides depth to a group that really needs it. McCoy has been bothered by a toe injury of late, and No. 3 RB Chris Polk @1ChrisPolk has missed a lot of camp time due to a bad hamstring.
The Panthers are fine moving forward with DeAngelo Williams @DeAngeloRB, Jonathan Stewart @Jonathanstewar1 and Mike Tolbert as their top three running backs.

Source:
Philadelphia Eagles Official Twitter Account

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How many "change of pace RB's" is Philly putting on the 53 man roster ? The effort to lighten the load on McCoy's legs, is starting to look more and more like RBBC or at least RBBC-Lite. I am going to use my #1 over-all pick on Jamaal Charles or A.D.

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lucassidy2@aol.com 08/21/14 04:02 PM

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