Panthers Place RB Kenjon Barner On IR, Promote OL Dorian Johnson


The Carolina Panthers announced Friday that they’ve placed RB Kenjon Barner on injured reserve with a knee injury and promoted OL Dorian Johnson to their active roster.

Barner, 29, is a former sixth-round pick of the Panthers back in 2013. He spent just over a year in Carolina before he was traded to the Eagles in return for a conditional seventh-round pick that did not meet the qualifications.

The Eagles waived him with an injury settlement at the start of the 2014 season and later brought him back on a future/reserve contract. After Philadelphia declined to tender him a restricted offer, he signed a one-year contract with the Chargers.

After a brief stint with the Eagles during the 2017 season, Barner signed on with the Panthers this past May but was cut loose at the start of the season.

Barner was on and off of the Patriots’ roster this season before being claimed by the Panthers back in November.

In 2018, Barner appeared in nine games and rushed for 71 yards on 19 carries (3.7 YPC) to go along with one reception for three yards and no touchdowns. He also totaled 249 kick and punt return yards.

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