Bears sign Former Cowboy RB Marion Barber

The Bears signed former Cowboy running back Marion Barber to a two year, $5million contract. Barber was released by the Cowboys this earlier this week. This signing will be the Bears third signing of former Cowboys this offseason.

Barber is expected to back up starting running back, Matt Forte. Last season as a part time running back, Barber rushed for 374 yards on 113 carries to go along with four rushing touchdowns.

Barber is a six year veteran(all with the Cowboys).  For his career, Barber averages 4.2 yards a carry and has rushed for 47 touchdowns. Another good start for Barber is that he has had just two lost fumbles in his career. Barber is known as a physical runner. He could possibly be a third and short back for the Bears or goaline formation back. Barber is a significant upgrade over the likes of Chester Taylor. Taylor was utilized as the teams’ 3rd down back last season and didn’t find much success.

If all turns out well for the Bears and Barber, can you imagine him in December at Soldier Field.

Chris Jelinek

I am 19 years old and currently study at the University of Iowa. I began writing for Chi City Sports in July of 2010. I am a big fan of all Chicago Sports teams besides the White Sox. Also a big follower of Notre Dame. I mainly focus on writing about the Cubs and Blackhawks but occasionally pitch in on covering the Bears and other breaking news. Follow me on twitter, @Cjelinek16

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