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Bucs sign Barber off the practice squad

The team also waived WR Jaydon Mickens.

NFL: OCT 04 Chargers at Buccaneers Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed running back Kenjon Barner from their practice squad to their active roster on Monday. In addition, the Buccaneers waived wide receiver Jaydon Mickens.

Barner (5-9, 195) has spent the season on Tampa Bay’s practice squad and was elevated to the gameday roster for Weeks 3, 4 and 11. Barner has appeared in 70 career games since entering the league as a sixth-round selection (No. 182 overall) by the Carolina Panthers in the 2013 NFL Draft. He has played for the Panthers (2013, 2018), Philadelphia Eagles (2014-17), New England Patriots (2018) and Atlanta Falcons (2019).

Over his career, Barner has rushed 100 times for 416 yards (4.16 avg.) and three touchdowns, adding 28 receptions for 152 yards. He has 75 career punt returns for 574 yards (7.7 avg.) and one touchdown, as well as 50 kickoff returns for 1,181 yards (23.6 avg.). The Oregon product, and Lynwood, California, native wears No. 44 for Tampa Bay.

(This report comes courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.)