Bears sign RB Jacquizz Rodgers

AP

The Bears secured a contender for a reserve role in their backfield Tuesday, signing tailback Jacquizz Rodgers, the club said.

Rodgers, 25, has played the last four seasons with Atlanta, rushing 305 times for 1,116 yards and five touchdowns and catching 155 passes for 1,104 yards and five TDs. He has also returned 49 kickoffs for 1,177 yards.

Rodgers joins holdovers Ka’Deem Carey and Senorise Perry among the options behind featured back Matt Forte, who is one of the game’s most versatile and dependable players at his position. Nevertheless, the Bears could use a back capable of taking a handful of touches per game to reduce the hits Forte takes, and the 5-foot-6, 196-pound Rodgers will have a chance to compete for that job.

18 responses to “Bears sign RB Jacquizz Rodgers

  1. He couldn’t play for the mighty, mighty, Vikings, but I suppose it might be an upgrade for that miserable franchise.

  2. A lot of signings for the rebuild, would have liked to see a power back for short yardage situations, but this kid can block and has good hands. Bears are the one year contract kings this off season.

  3. So I guess the Bears will continue throwing rather than running on 3rd and short? OTOH Sinorce Perry is godawful and the Bears have had no returner worth a damn since Hester so if Quiz can help them out there that would be great.

  4. I’ve grown to respect Bear fans. Comparing them to the childish idiots in Minnesota, they’re not bad people. Mature, know what they’re talking about, and are realistic. Meanwhile, Minnesota fans continue to talk like they have something good to cheer for. Even Cinderella lion fans aren’t as bad as a viking fan.

  5. Bears have signed players from all over: Chargers, Ravens, Giants, Chiefs, Jaguars, Falcons, Bucs and Redskins Don’t think I missed any, but that’s 8 teams. That seems like a lot, but what do I know.

  6. Not speaking for all Bears fans because I’m sure there are all different types of people, but I do not associate mature with “random Bears fan” I see at the bar.

  7. suhmonster90 says: Mar 31, 2015 7:22 PM

    “Not speaking for all Bears fans because I’m sure there are all different types of people, but I do not associate mature with “random Bears fan” I see at the bar.”

    Yeah, that random guy gives the rest of us a bad name.

  8. The Falcons o-line has been pretty atrocious for some time now, so maybe he will have better production this year behind the Bears middle of the pack o-line.

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