What are the Bears known for? Mean linebackers and tough running backs. Today the Bears sign former Cowboys running back, Marion Barber to a two year deal worth $5M.
As the roster stands, the Bears have three running backs to shoulder the load -- Matt Forte, Chester Taylor and now Barber.
The signing is a good sign because the Bears now have added competition at the position. Barber also gives the Bears a tough, punishing runner who will look to improve the Bears goal line and short distance offense.