Bears sign former Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers

Tuesday March 31st, 2015

Jacquizz Rodgers signed a one-year contract with Chicago Tuesday, the team announced

The move adds depth to the Bears' running back corps and removes Rodgers from the franchise he called home for the first four years of his NFL career: Atlanta. 

The 25-year-old former Oregon State standout played in each of the Falcons' 16 games last season, amassing 217 yards and scoring one touchdown. 

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Rodgers should place on the depth chart after Bears' starting running back Matt Forte and backup Ka'Deem Carey, according to 

Rodgers backed up Michael Turner and Stephen Jackson during his time in Atlanta. 

Chicago finished 27th out of 32 teams in overall rushing yards and rushing average last season. 

- Will Green

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