Former Dallas Cowboys starting running back and most recently Chicago Bearsâ€™ backup Marion Barber has announced his retirement from the NFL. Not too long ago, Barber was considered one of the best RBs in the league but after a couple of bad years his stock has taken a serious hit.
Even if he didnâ€™t retire he would have been the Bears third-string running back behind Matt Forte and Michael Bush.
With that said we wouldnâ€™t be surprised if he decided to come out of retirement after a short vacation from the NFL drama.
Barber, 28, has decided to retire, the Bears announced Friday. He was due a base salary of $1.9 million for 2012 and had a cap figure of $2.25 million.
The reason behind Barberâ€™s decision is unknown, although he dealt with a nagging calf injury all of last season. He finished the year with 422 yards on 114 carries with six touchdowns.
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Barber, who once blossomed with the Dallas Cowboys, had a tough time adjusting with the Bears. First, he came to camp out of shape and dealt with injuries. Then Barber became the target of much criticism after two miscues â€” running out of bounds late in regulation and a fumble in overtime â€” proved costly in a shocking 13-10 loss at Denver.