Kenjon Barner is in Philadelphia because of uncertainty behind LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles.
Chris Polk hasn’t been able to stay healthy, and the other candidates for the No. 3 running back job, Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey, are unproven, although both have been very good this preseason.
With Josh Huff, Barner’s former college teammate, also banged up, there’s a chance Barner could work into the mix in the return game as well.
Barner returned punts and kicks in college but hasn’t done it regularly since his freshman year in Eugene. He did have a 22-yard kick return against the Steelers and a fair catch on a punt.
Polk's status is very much in question at this point. He looked to be a sure handcuff to McCoy and the team's RB3, but that continues to be up in the air heading into preseason Week 4.