#Bears announce RB Marion Barber has decided to retire. Not sure there would be home for him in NFL if he wanted to play
With Barber off roster,
#Bears will save $2.0 million vs cap -- 1.9 base salary and 100K workout bonus
Barber will count $250K vs cap, pro-ration of signing bonus from 2011 of $500K
Odds were high that the Bears were going to release him after the Bush signing, but now he leaves the NFL on his terms. He had a rocky lone season in Chicago, but he did give a good counter-punch to Matt Forte. It's unfortunate that fans will remember his miscues in Chicago, and not the tough running he provided.
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