Barner has now signed with New England three times in the last four weeks. He's rushed three times for 11 yards, having only seen the field in mop-up duty. Barner was originally signed before the Patriots' Week 2 trip to Jacksonville, then received his release less than two weeks later and brought back before being let go again last week.
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He is the third running back on the roster after Michel and White. Barner, a sixth-year back out of Oregon, also provides depth on punt return.