Kenjon Barner thankful for unexpected Super Bowl ring from Patriots

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In running through the list of significant contributors to last year’s Super Bowl title for the New England Patriots, running back Kenjon Barner won’t rank anywhere near the top.

Barner appeared in just five games for the Patriots last season and ultimately finished the year with the Carolina Panthers. The Patriots cut Barner on three separate occasions before he landed with the Panthers to finish out the season. However, the Patriots honored his contributions to the team with a Super Bowl ring even though his time with the franchise was short-lived.

It was a reward Barner had not been expecting.

Just want to send out a huge thank you to everyone at the @patriots organization again for the opportunity that was given!” Barner wrote in an instagram post. “Wasn’t expecting this when I got the call and still wasn’t expecting it when the ring was In My hands! Thank you Thank you Thank you, God is good! #Back2Back #2X”

Barner saw himself signed and released a total of three separate times over the first two months of the season. He got 19 rushing attempts and gained 71 yards during his five games with the Patriots.

It was Barner’s second straight Super Bowl ring as he was a part of the Philadelphia Eagles team that won Super Bowl LII over the Patriots the year before.

Barner also posted a video giving his new Super Bowl ring as a gift to his father.

Barner signed with the Atlanta Falcons on a one-year deal in March.

17 responses to “Kenjon Barner thankful for unexpected Super Bowl ring from Patriots

  1. wasn’t expecting it? then how did they get his ring size? Also, I noticed he made an effort to hide the name on the side. I wonder if it’s just some participation trophy-style ring.

  2. Although the league funds a set number of rings, Kraft pays for many extras, 70 or 80 more rings for this year, and this prob rewards not just Kenjon’s field time but as a 100% teamer & efforts despite being cut & rehired every other week as BB churned the bottom of the roster.

  3. phootbolgawd says:
    June 21, 2019 at 2:48 am
    wasn’t expecting it? then how did they get his ring size? Also, I noticed he made an effort to hide the name on the side. I wonder if it’s just some participation trophy-style ring. They take ring sizes up in Foxboro its tradition! 😂😂😂😂😂😂 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  4. 3xapple says:
    June 21, 2019 at 9:15 am
    I, like most of America west of the Atlantic, hate the Patriots. That said, this is a classy move.
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    Yes, as usual, it is a classy move. But your other comment, about most of America hating the Patriots, is belied by Brady’s royalties from NFL products. Nice try but still no cigar.

  5. Angel Valle says:
    June 21, 2019 at 9:27 am

    They take ring sizes up in Foxboro its tradition! 😂😂😂😂😂😂 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
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    Right along with all the other measurements ie: Height, Weight, Shirt size, Hat size… Those last 2 for Hat and T-shirt games.

  6. phootbolgawd says:
    June 21, 2019 at 2:48 am
    wasn’t expecting it? then how did they get his ring size? Also, I noticed he made an effort to hide the name on the side. I wonder if it’s just some participation trophy-style ring.

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    The name is there, its on the underside of the flare (the front of the ring is so huge the sides have to flare out ya know?). He is not concealing it by showing the front instead of the back. As far as sizes they seriously do take down and keep on file shirt, hat, ring, jersey, shoe, and various other sizes on all staff members in the organization. Not just the Patriots, most teams keep that info. The sight of a father getting honored by his son in such a grand manner on fathers day should bring warmth and joy to anyones heart. I feel badly for the people so consumed with other emotions they cannot feel that. I thought it was beautiful.

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