Barner rushed twice for 21 yards in Sunday's 34-29 win over the Giants. Both totes came back-to-back at the end of the first quarter with the first going for 18 yards. He technically touched the ball on a third successive play when he recovered Nick Foles' fumble on the last play of the period. The Oregon product reverted to his primary role as a returner thereafter. He remains a distant fourth on the Eagles RB depth chart.
Barner (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday. Barner has been available for each of the Eagles' past five outings, but his special-teams snaps (49) have outpaced those on offense by two. As a result, he's totaled 12 carries for 34 yards and three catches (on four targets) for 20 yards on the season. Following the addition of Jay Ajayi via trade Tuesday, Barner is now in danger of being a regular on the inactive list, if he's not cut outright.
Barner rushed five times for seven yards and caught one of two targets for nine yards in Thursday's win over Carolina. Barner out-snapped Corey Clement, 22-10, and out-touched the rookie, 6-2, as both continue to fill in for Wendell Smallwood, who missed a second straight game with swelling in his knee. Meanwhile, LeGarrette Blount has grabbed a firm hold as the lead back in this offense, rendering Barner and Clement moot for fantasy except in very deep leagues.
Barner rushed five times for 23 yards in Sunday's victory over Arizona. Four of his carries came in the first half before it turned into a blowout, and then the Eagles turned to LeGarrette Blount to close out the game. After Barner was re-signed last week as a partial replacement for Darren Sproles in the passing game, it comes as a bit of a surprise that the Oregon product saw no targets and yet just two fewer carries than rookie Corey Clement. Wendell Smallwood's knee injury isn't expected to cause him to miss much time, jumbling the picture for him, Clement and Barner alike going forward.
Barner was released by the Chargers on Saturday, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports. Barner was outperformed by undrafted rookie Austin Ekeler in the preseason, so his release isn't a total surprise. As a vested veteran, Barner is immediately eligible to sign elsewhere.
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