Reunited: Eagles, Chip Kelly trade for RB who starred for him at Oregon
AUG 19, 2014 11:17p ET
In need of running back depth, Chip Kelly is turning to a familiar face.
Last year, Barner was drafted in the sixth round by the Panthers. The 25-year-old Barner played in eight regular-season games and one playoff game with the Panthers.
Barner played collegiately at Oregon, where Kelly was his head coach. Barner finished his college career ranked second in school history in yards rushing (3,623) and tied for second with 41 touchdowns rushing.
As a senior in 2012, Barner earned first-team All-America honors by rushing for 1,767 yards (second most in school history) and 21 touchdowns (tied for most in school history).
"Kenjon will hopefully bring some depth to both our running back and return positions," Kelly said.
"He's obviously a guy I know really well from Oregon, where he had a very productive career. He has a lot of speed, explosiveness and had a knack for making some really big plays."