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Patriots sign RB Barner, DE Simon

Patriots sign RB Barner, DE Simon

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The New England Patriots on Wednesday announced that they have re-signed running back Kenjon Barner and signed defensive end John Simon. Terms of the contracta were not announced. In addition, the Patriots placed linebacker Ja'Whaun Benetley and running back Rex Burkhead on injured reserve, and signed defensive back David Jones to the practice squad and released wide receiver Jace Billingsley from the practice squad. The 29-year-old Barner was signed by the Patriots on Sept. 11 and released eight days later. The 5-9, 195-pounder was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round (182nd overall) of the 2013 draft out of Oregon. Barner went through training camp with the Carolina Panthers this summer and has also had stints with the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Chargers. He h...