Eagles Sign RB Kenjon Barner to a One-Year Deal
In the wake of the injury to running back Darren Sproles, the Eagles are in search of a replacement.
The team worked out one of their former players, Kenjon Barner, and have finalized a one-year deal with the running back.
Barner, 27, did not make the Chargers original 53-man roster. Running back Darren Sproles will miss the rest of the season with a broken arm and ACL tear, according to Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.
Pederson indicated on Monday that the team would be searing for a replacement for Sproles.
"Yeah, something we're going to take a look at here in the next 24, 48 hours," Pederson said Monday.
"It's a devastating loss with the punt return, the special teams aspect of it, and so we'll look at it. We'll look at everything the next couple of hours, but probably the next day or so."
Today, Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich said that expect to see more of Wendell Smallwood with Sproles of the the lineup. LeGarrette Blount and rookie Corey Clement will also be in the mix.
"There's no doubt Wendell is going to have an increased role," Reich admitted.
"I'm not sure you can ever replace 43 in that regard. He's just a unique player, but [I] feel good about Wendell and him stepping up."
Barner rushed 27 times in 13 games for the Eagles last season, averaging a solid 4.8 yards per carry.