Falcons agree to one-year deal with returner Kenjon Barner

Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenjon Barner (38) scores a first quarter touchdown against Dallas Cowboys safety Byron Jones (31) at AT&T Stadium.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenjon Barner (38) scores a first quarter touchdown against Dallas Cowboys safety Byron Jones (31) at AT&T Stadium.

Running back Kenjon Barner agreed to a one-year contract wth the Falcons on Thursday.

Barner, who turns 29 in April, was drafted by Carolina in the sixth round of the 2013 draft.

He was traded to the Eagles in 2014. He played three seasons with the Eagles and was their primary punt returner and also returned kickoffs.

Last season, Barner, 5-foot-9 and 195 pounds, played for the Patriots before he was waived and claimed by the Panthers.

Also last season, Barner was on the short end of a vicious tackle made by Falcons punter Matt Bosher when the Falcons and Panthers played in Charlotte on Dec. 23: