Jacquizz Rodgers signs deal with Chicago Bears


Jacquizz Rodgers has found a new gig.

The 25-year-old running back has signed a deal with the Chicago Bears, the team announced on Tuesday. Rodgers played his first four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

In Chicago, Rodgers will provide depth to a running back group that includes starter Matt Forte and reserve Ka'Deem Carey. Forte's limitations as a pass blocker could lead to some steady playing time for Rodgers, a strong blocker and receiver.

Forte will also turn 30 in December and has more than 2,200 touches in his seven seasons in Chicago. Forte's workload will need to be limited at some point, and Rodgers is a serviceable alternative if John Fox wants to keep his star fresh.

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