After Raymond Calais, one of the Bucs’ seventh-round picks in 2020, signed with the Los Angeles Rams off of Tampa Bay’s practice squad, the Bucs have filled that spot with veteran running back Kenjon Barner.

Since being drafted by the Panthers in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL draft, Barner has spent time with Carolina, New England, Atlanta, Philadelphia and most recently Baltimore, signing with the Ravens in mid-August before being released this past Saturday.

Barner has spent most of his career with the Eagles where he was a part of Philadelphia’s first ever Super Bowl-winning team in 2018.

Barner has totaled 100 carries for 416 yards and three rushing touchdowns while adding 152 receiving yards on 28 receptions over his seven-year career and the addition also comes with a wealth of experience as a returnman, entering 2020 with 73 punt returns and 53 kickoff returns since entering the league.

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BucFan circa76
7 months ago

Eh, when I first saw the teaser (headline) I thought Devonta Freeman? Kinda glad it’s not, but after drafting Vaughn & then signing McCoy & Fournette during camp – oh and how can we forget the “starting” RB Ronald Jones – the signing is a bit underwhelming to this Buc Fan.

We sorely need a fast, reliable PR & KR so this could (hopefully) still pan out better than I originally thought.

Reply to  BucFan circa76
7 months ago

Yeah, kinda viewing him as competing more for a PR/KR spot than any serious reps at RB. Solid addition with experience to compete there if so.

Reply to  BucFan circa76
7 months ago

Same here, I instantly though “Dammit! Who tf got injured that we needed to sign Freeman?!?”

So this is great news compared to my initial thoughts.

7 months ago

Decent special teams guy