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Jones Added to Bears Backfield; Chicago Inks Former Lions Back

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones is moving from one NFC North team to another, as today the former Lions back inked a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, a team that could use a quality running back to help out their backfield.  Jones spoke yesterday on NFL Radio, and talked about one team already offering him a deal.  It was unknown if that team was the Bears, but now it looks as if it may have been.

Chicago was not even in attendance when Jones worked out for several teams last month.  Those on hand that day included the Dolphins, Steelers, Packers and his old team – the Lions.  During his four years with the Lions, Jones rushed for 3,067 yards and 24 touchdowns on 761 carries. The former Virginia Tech back was drafted by Detroit in 2004.

Right now the Bears could use a back like Jones if he’s all the way healthy, which he says he is.  They have rookie Matt Forte labeled as their starter, this after they dumped first-round bust Cedric Benson last month after he was arrested twice in the matter of a month.  Last season Jones rushed for 581 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns on 153 carries. He also had 32 receptions for 197 yards.


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