Kenjon Barner

#44 RB / Tampa Bay Buccaneers / EXP: 8YRS Height: 5-9 Weight: 195 lb Age: 32 College: Oregon Bye -

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  • by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Kenjon Barner: Could get another chance with Bucs?

    Kenjon Barner (groin) is a candidate to return to Tampa Bay on a league-minimum deal, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.Barner won't have much of a place in the Buccaneers backfield after the team decided to bring back Leonard Fournette, but his utility on special teams could allow him a shot to compete during training camp. Barner currently is a free agent after having ended last season on IR due to a groin injury, and his best chance of signing anywhere when healthy will be as an option in the return game.

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    Buccaneers' Kenjon Barner: Minimal action on offense in '20

    Kenjon Barner (groin) returned seven kickoffs for 167 yards and ran back 13 punts for 75 yards across six games during the 2020 regular season. He logged just six snaps from scrimmage, failing to bring in his only target.The veteran back saw minimal action on offense for the third time in his last four stops, plying his trade as a full-time return man when not on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad. Barner also dealt with a concussion and a groin injury, the latter which landed him on injured reserve in late December and ultimately kept him sidelined through the team's postseason run. The 31-year-old also served a four-game suspension for violation of the NFL's Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances during the majority of October and early November, making it an eventful year. Jaydon Mickens also performed well in a returner capacity for Tampa Bay and finished the year in that role, and as a younger option, he presumably has the upper hand on Barner if a decision came down to bringing just one of them back into the fold in 2021.

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    Buccaneers' Kenjon Barner: Practice window opens

    Kenjon Barner (groin) has been designated to return from injured reserve this week, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.Barner will now have a 21-day window during which he can be moved to the active roster, as the running back will take the practice field Wednesday. Barner was placed on IR in late December, but only played six offensive snaps on the season before suffering the groin ailment. Still, his return would add depth to Tampa's kick and punt return game.

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    Buccaneers' Kenjon Barner: Heads to IR

    Kenjon Barner (groin) was placed on IR on Wednesday, Scott Smith of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' official site reports.Barner had replaced wide receiver Jaydon Mickens as Tampa Bay's return man for punts and kickoffs earlier this season, and the team has promoted Mickens from the practice squad to take back his old role with Barner shelved. The running back played just six snaps on offense all season, so his absence won't be felt in that aspect of the game.

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    Buccaneers' Kenjon Barner: Busy day on returns

    Kenjon Barner returned two kickoffs for 43 yards and ran back five punts for 20 yards in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 47-7 win over the Lions on Saturday.The veteran running back was particularly busy in the blowout win, with the Lions offense frequently stalling once Matthew Stafford (ankle) was forced from the contest. The highlight of Barner's seven returns was a 30-yard scamper on a kickoff runback, and he now has 242 total return yards through six games. Barner's role should remain exclusive to special teams in Week 17, as the 31-year-old has just six snaps from scrimmage on the campaign.

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    Buccaneers' Kenjon Barner: Tallies 99 return yards in win

    Kenjon Barner returned three kickoffs for 67 yards and ran back four punts for 32 yards in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 31-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday.The veteran played all but one of his 24 snaps on special teams, pulling double duty on returns and doing a solid job on both kickoffs and punts. Barner is expected to handle each role for the last two regular-season games, and presumably, in the postseason. However, Barner isn't expected to see any appreciable action from scrimmage unless multiple injuries strike the running backs corps.

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    Buccaneers' Kenjon Barner: Promoted from practice squad

    Kenjon Barner signed to Tampa Bay's active roster from the practice squad Monday.The 31-year-old was elevated from the practice squad as an extra player for three games this season, but he's now on the active roster in a longer-term capacity. Barner played only four offensive snaps in those appearances but has seen some work in the return game.

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    Kenjon Barner: Reverts to practice squad

    Kenjon Barner reverted to the Buccaneers' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction report.Barner was the primary return man for the Buccaneers on Monday, returning three punts for 19 yards and one kickoff for 24 yards. He now heads back down to the practice squad but could be called up for Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs if Jaydon Mickens remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list another week.

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    Buccaneers' Kenjon Barner: Totals 43 yards in returns

    Kenjon Barner returned one kickoff for 24 yards and ran back three punts for 19 yards in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Rams on Monday night.Barner was promoted from the practice squad for the contest and served as the primary returner in place of Jaydon Mickens, who the Buccaneers have still not removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list. It marked the third game with active status for the veteran running back, who also played in Weeks 3 and 4 against the Broncos and Chargers, respectively. Barner could be a candidate for a return to the practice squad and subsequent call-up for Week 12 against the Chiefs, with Mickens' status likely to play a significant role in the chances of that unfolding.

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    Buccaneers' Kenjon Barner: Suiting up Monday

    Kenjon Barner is active for Monday's game versus the Rams.Barner was elevated from the practice squad for Monday's game. His presence will force Ke'Shawn Vaughn to serve as a healthy scratch for a third straight game. Barner is expected to add depth as the No. 4 running back in the rotation, and he could chip in as a kick or punt returner as well.