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  NFL | Marion Barber arrested    Mon Jun 16, 03:49 PM

Retired RB Marion Barber III was arrested in Texas Sunday, June 15, but it is not known what he has been charged with. The police are holding Barber for mental detention and observation.

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  Bears | Marion Barber retires    Fri Mar 23, 02:30 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III has decided to retire from professional football.

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  Bears | Could release Marion Barber    Wed Jan 11, 02:04 PM

The Chicago Bears could consider releasing RB Marion Barber III because he is scheduled to make $1.9 million next season.

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  Bears | Week 17 Inactives    Sun Jan 1, 11:58 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared TE Andre P. Smith, DL Corey Wootton, DL Jordan Miller, OG Levi Horn, OL Mansfield Wrotto, RB Marion Barber III, QB Nathan Enderle inactive for Week 17.

Footballguys view: Kahlil Bell gets another week as the feature back and he makes for a borderline RB1 play after his performance last week.

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  Bears | Marion Barber doubtful    Fri Dec 30, 03:51 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 30. He is listed as doubtful for Week 17 and is not expected to play.

Footballguys view: Kahlil Bell is a RB1 play this week against a defense that just allowed over 100 yards to Evan Royster.

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  Bears | Marion Barber does not practice    Thu Dec 29, 07:46 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

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  Bears | Marion Barber misses practice    Wed Dec 28, 06:16 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

Footballguys view: Barber was barely worked more than a backup for most of this season and he still struggled with injuries.

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  Bears | Week 16 Inactives    Sun Dec 25, 07:50 PM

The Chicago Bears have declared TE Andre P. Smith, DL Anthony Adams, QB Jay Cutler, OG Levi Horn, RB Marion Barber III, RB Matt Forte, QB Nathan Enderle inactive for Week 16.

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  Bears | Marion Barber doubtful    Fri Dec 23, 02:48 PM

Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) is being listed as doubtful for Week 16 after missing practice Friday, Dec. 23.

Footballguys view: Kahlil Bell will get the start and should be a boon to anyone looking for RB help on the waiver wire.

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  Bears | Marion Barber not expected to play    Fri Dec 23, 01:11 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) is not expected to play in Week 16 versus the Green Bay Packers, according to a league source. As a result, RB Kahlil Bell is expected to start as the tailback.

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  Bears | Marion Barber could return Friday    Thu Dec 22, 06:29 PM

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith is hoping that RB Marion Barber III (calf) can return to practice Friday, Dec. 23.

Footballguys view: Kahlil Bell's status as a sleeper RB play this week will be hurt if Barber practices, but he still may be worth a flex or even RB2 in PPR leagues even with Barber active.

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  Bears | Marion Barber misses practice    Thu Dec 22, 06:11 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

Footballguys view: Khalil Bell could start for the Bears on Christmas against the Packers. We see him as nothing more than a desperation flex play.

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  Bears | Marion Barbers sits out practice    Wed Dec 21, 05:32 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Footballguys view: Barber had already fallen behind Kahlil Bell on the depth chart for intents and purposes, but if he misses Sunday's game, Bell could become a bonafide RB2 this week.

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  Bears | Fine coming for Marion Barber    Wed Dec 14, 06:22 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III is expected to be fined after refusing to talk to reporters again after practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.

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  Bears | Boneheaded plays spoil day for Marion Barber    Sun Dec 11, 09:03 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III had 27 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the Denver Broncos. That was the good news. However, he went out of bounds to save time on the clock for the Broncos in the fourth quarter, and he also had a costly fumble late in the game to help the Broncos to a win.

Footballguys view: Barber was a surprise strong start with tough running and the only Bears touchdown on the day, but he was subsumed by the Tebow time phenomena in the late stages of the game.

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  Bears | Not expected to add a RB    Mon Dec 5, 09:27 AM

The Chicago Bears are not expected to make a move outside the organization at running back after RB Matt Forte (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 13. RB Marion Barber III was strong in relief of Forte, with 40 yards on 10 carries in the first half, and RB Kahlil Bell created a scoring opportunity with a 26-yard run in the second half.

Footballguys view: Barber will be the team's starter while Forte is out, with Bell serving as the backup. The early prognosis on Forte's knee injury is that it's a grade 2 MCL sprain and he's expected to miss 2-4 weeks.

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  Bears | Marion Barber outshines Matt Forte in Week 12    Sun Nov 27, 09:31 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III had 10 carries for a team-high 63 yards in Week 12 against the Oakland Raiders. Meanwhile, RB Matt Forte ended up with 12 totes for 59 yards, and he finished with six receptions for 25 yards.

Footballguys view: Barber seems to have regained some of the burst he had lost in recent years and he could have flex appeal on a run-heavy team. His status as a sometimes goal-line back only enhances his value. Forte is still a PPR RB1, but his nonPPR status is diminishing.

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  Bears | Marion Barber could get bigger role    Sat Nov 26, 04:38 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III has had success running between the tackles in recent weeks and could receive a bigger role in the offense moving forward.

Footballguys view: Not a surprise here. We expect the Bears to be a more run heavy offense with new starting QB Caleb Hanie under center.

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  Bears | Marion Barber finds end zone    Mon Nov 21, 12:27 AM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III carried seven times for 25 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the San Diego Chargers. Barber has managed five rushing touchdowns in seven games this season, and he has at least seven rush attempts in each of his past five games.

Footballguys view: Barber is pretty close to being a goal-line back for the Bears, so he's an option in TD heavy leagues.

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  Bears | Marion Barber spins wheels in Week 10    Sun Nov 13, 08:36 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III had 13 carries in Week 10 against the Detroit Lions, but he managed just 27 yards. He did not have any receptions.

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  Bears | Marion Barber might see bigger role    Sat Nov 12, 10:25 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III has five career rushing touchdowns in five games against the Detroit Lions, the team's Week 10 opponent. He might be in line for another scoring opportunity Sunday, Nov. 13. He also might play a key role for the team down the stretch, especially when the weather turns foul and the team needs to pick up tough yards against the elements.

Footballguys view: Barber is worth carrying as a handcuff to Matt Forte and emergency flex play.

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  Bears | Marion Barber returns    Mon Oct 3, 03:37 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) put up 17 rushing yards on five carries and added a three-yard touchdown in his first game of the season against the Carolina Panthers in Week 4. 'We've been wanting to have this group together,' head coach Lovie Smith said. 'We saw what it could look like in training camp, which is pretty good. Matt Forte is a great player. But you need a relief hitter, a solid backup to come in and give you tough yards. That's what Marion did for us (Sunday) and hopefully we'll keep that combination going.'

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  Bears | Four listed as probable    Fri Sep 30, 05:13 PM

Chicago Bears RBs Kahlil Bell (back) and Marion Barber III (calf), FS Major Wright (head) and LS Patrick Mannelly (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 30. They are listed as probable for Week 4 and are expected to play.

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  Bears | Three practice    Thu Sep 29, 06:14 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf), S Patrick Mannelly (hip) and S Major Wright (head, neck) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 29.

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  Bears | Three practice    Wed Sep 28, 06:01 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf), S Chris Harris (hamstring) and S Major Wright (head, neck) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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  Bears | Week 3 Inactives    Sun Sep 25, 03:33 PM

The Chicago Bears have declared SS Chris Harris, DL Corey Wootton, OT Gabe Carimi, FS Major Wright, RB Marion Barber III, DL Stephen Paea inactive for Week 3.

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  Bears | Four players expected to play    Fri Sep 23, 05:21 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf), WR Roy Williams (groin), OG Lance Louis (ankle) and SS Chris Harris (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 23. They are all listed as questionable for Week 3 but are expected to play.

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  Bears | Three limited    Thu Sep 22, 04:29 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf), S Chris Harris (hamstring) and OG Lance Louis (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

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  Bears | Four limited    Wed Sep 21, 05:20 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf), S Chris Harris (hamstring), OG Lance Louis (ankle) and WR Roy Williams (groin) were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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  Bears | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 18, 11:52 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared SS Chris Harris, DL Corey Wootton, OG Lance Louis, RB Marion Barber III, QB Nathan Enderle, WR Roy Williams, DL Stephen Paea inactive for Week 1.

Footballguys view: With Williams out, Johnny Knox, Devin Hester, and Earl Bennett all have chances for more targets today.

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  Bears | Three not expected to play Week 2    Fri Sep 16, 04:48 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf), OG Lance Louis (ankle) and SS Chris Harris (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 16. All three are listed as doubtful for Week 2 and are not expected to play.

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  Bears | Marion Barber out for Week 2     Fri Sep 16, 10:28 AM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) will not play in the team's Week 2 game, according to a league source. Barber was held out of practice Thursday, Sept. 15, after returning to limited action Wednesday, Sept. 14. Barber felt some soreness in his injured calf after returning to practice.

Footballguys view: Kahlil Bell will be the backup to Matt Forte again.

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  Bears | Three miss practice    Thu Sep 15, 04:43 PM

Chicago Bears S Chris Harris (hamstring), OG Lance Louis (ankle) and RB Marion Barber III (groin) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 15.

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  Bears | Three limited during practice    Wed Sep 14, 04:33 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf), LB Lance Briggs (knee) and CB Zackary Bowman (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.

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  Bears | Week 1 Inactives    Sun Sep 11, 11:53 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared DL Corey Wootton, OG Edwin Williams, DL Mario Addison, RB Marion Barber III, QB Nathan Enderle, WR Sam Hurd, DL Stephen Paea inactive for Week 1.

Footballguys view: Kahlil Bell will be the backup RB today with Barber out.

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  Bears | Marion Barber to sit out Week 1    Fri Sep 9, 06:58 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 9, and has been ruled out for Week 1.

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  Bears | Marion Barber misses practice    Thu Sep 8, 06:14 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

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  Bears | Marion Barber out for Week 1     Thu Sep 8, 12:02 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) will be held out of the team's Week 1 game with a calf injury, according to a league source.

Footballguys view: Without Barber in the lineup the Bears will have Khalil Bell as the primary backup behind Matt Forte.

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  Bears | Marion Barber unlikely to play    Wed Sep 7, 08:35 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 7, and is unlikely to play in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons. 'We're running out of time a little bit for Marion,' head coach Lovie Smith said. 'But he's feeling a little better. So hopefully we'll be able to get him on the field before long.'

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  Bears | Marion Barber sits out practice    Wed Sep 7, 05:56 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Footballguys view: Look for Kahlil Bell to get some work to keep Matt Forte fresh if Barber can't go on Sunday.

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  Bears | Chester Taylor released    Sat Sep 3, 01:56 PM

The Chicago Bears have release veteran RB Chester Taylor. Head coach Lovie Smith previously told Taylor that he was no longer in the team's plans because of the strong play by RB Marion Barber III.

Footballguys view: Taylor's roller coaster week comes to an end the way it got started. He was told earlier in the week that he was going to be released, but the front office had a change of heart. They kept him around for a little while longer but in the end the extra audition time did nothing to change their mind. He's not the same back he used to be, but could catch on with another team because of his versatility.

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  Bears | Several players to miss preseason finale     Thu Sep 1, 10:51 AM

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith confirmed that none of the injured players will play in the team's preseason finale. That includes LB Lance Briggs (knee), DL Anthony Adams (calf), RB Marion Barber III (calf), DE Corey Wootton (knee), WR Sam Hurd (ankle) and TE Desmond Clark (knee).

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  Bears | Eight players miss practice    Mon Aug 29, 06:19 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf), WRs Sam Hurd (ankle) and Devin Hester (undisclosed), TE Desmond Clark (knee) and Kellen Davis (back), DE Corey Wootton (knee), DT Anthony Adams (calf) and LB Lance Briggs (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: Barber's calf is bad enough that it caused the team to keep Chester Taylor after reports got out that he was released.

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  Bears | Marion Barber injures calf    Sat Aug 27, 10:42 PM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III (calf) left the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Tennessee Titans due to a calf injury in the second quarter.

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  Bears | Marion Barber gets plenty of work    Tue Aug 23, 12:04 AM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III had a game-high 13 carries for 49 yards in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 22, against the New York Giants. Barber also added five receptions for 31 yards.

Footballguys view: Barber has a spring in his step that we didn't see last year. He's worth a last-round flier, but it will take a Matt Forte injury for him to have significant value this year.

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  Bears | Marion Barber solid in team debut    Sun Aug 14, 01:38 AM

Chicago Bears RB Marion Barber III saw seven carries for 45 yards in his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 13, against the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: Barber showed the burst he lacked last year, which isn't great for Matt Forte owners. Barber could become the team's goal line vulture because they have struggled so badly there in recent years, which would cap Forte's upside at high-end RB2 unless he catches 60+ passes.

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  Bears | Chester Taylor not worried about Marion Barber addition    Sun Jul 31, 01:33 PM

Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor isn't worried the team added RB Marion Barber III to the mix. 'I just feel like they added more depth in the backfield,' Taylor said. Taylor is set to make $1.25 million in salary this year and is coming off a disappointing season where he averaged just 2.4 yards per carry and gained 267 yards rushing.

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  Bears | More on Marion Barber signing    Sat Jul 30, 09:49 PM

Updating a previous report, the Chicago Bears signed RB Marion Barber III to a two-year, $5 million contract Saturday, July 30.

Footballguys view: That's basically backup money, so the Chester Taylor cut watch is officially on.

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  Bears | Marion Barber signs two-year deal    Sat Jul 30, 09:13 PM

The Chicago Bears agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free-agent RB Marion Barber III (Cowboys) Saturday, July 30.

Footballguys view: Many have speculated that current Bears backup running back Chester Taylor's job is in danger. Barber looked used up over the last two seasons, but even he can have value as the primary backup to Matt Forte if Forte misses time.

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  Cowboys | Nine released    Thu Jul 28, 06:26 PM

The Dallas Cowboys released RB Marion Barber III, WR Troy Bergeron, OT Robert Brewster, OG Travis Bright, PK Kris Brown, OT Marc Colombo, OG Leonard Davis, LB Kelvin Smith and WR Roy Williams Thursday, July 28.

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