Falcons To Sign RB Kenjon Barner

The Falcons have agreed to terms with Kenjon Barner, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com (on Twitter). McClure hears that it’ll be a one-year deal for the┬árunning back.

Barner, 28, has gotten to travel the country over the course of his pro career. He’s suited up for the Panthers (twice), Eagles, and Patriots and also signed a deal with the Chargers somewhere in between. Last year, he split time between the┬áPanthers and Pats and finished out with 19 carries for 71 yards. He also offers kick return experience with a lifetime average of 23.2 yards per try.

After allowing Tevin Coleman to walk, the Falcons had a need for a running back behind Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith. Barner should have a chance to catch on in Atlanta and maybe even get some carries.

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    • ahale224

      Duke is getting around $3 mil this year and has two more years on a back loaded contract. We just let Coleman walk to save cap space. Duke is crazy talented, but RB is far from a priority when we have so many big names to pay.

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