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Bills hosting RB Kenjon Barner on free-agent visit

The Buffalo Bills have a crowded running back room, but that's not stopping them from looking to add to the position.

The team is hosting free agent Kenjon Barner on a visit to One Bills Drive, a league source confirmed to The Buffalo News. Barner's visit was first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The Bills have been active at running back this offseason. The team signed veteran Chris Ivory to be the main backup to starter LeSean McCoy, and also brought back Travaris Cadet and Taiwan Jones on one-year deals to compete for jobs. In addition, Marcus Murphy and Aaron Green are also on the 90-man roster.

Barner, 28, won the Super Bowl as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles last season. He has spent the past three years with the Eagles, rushing 71 times for 310 yards and three touchdowns while adding 19 catches for 120 yards.

Barner got his start with the Carolina Panthers in 2013 as a sixth-round draft pick, so Bills General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott are familiar with him. Barner figures to compete for a role as a kick or punt returner. He returned 10 kicks for 194 yards for Philadelphia in 2017, and 27 punts for 240 yards. He has a career average of 8.6 yards per punt return.

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