The New England Patriots may have found their new punt returner.
According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Patriots are expected to sign veteran running back Kenjon Barner, who previously worked out for the team. Barner would fill the team's last remaining roster spot after wide receivers Corey Coleman and Bennie Fowler were reportedly added Monday. The Boston Herald's Karen Guregian later confirmed the news.
Barner, 28, spent the last four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles as a depth running back and punt returner. He signed with the Carolina Panthers earlier in the offseason before getting waived at the roster cut deadline.
DEN WR Bennie Fowler - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
With Emmanuel Sanders out, Bennie Fowler should receive the start in the season finale. On the season, he has 25 grabs and 3 TDs, with two of those scores coming in Week 1. Even against a Chiefs defense that will likely be resting a lot of players, there is no reason to start Fowler with Paxton Lynch at QB.