Bears announced RB Marion Barber's retirement from football.
Bears RB Marion Barber, expected to be released, is reportedly drawing interest from the Rams and Eagles.
The Bears would save $1.7 million in salary cap space by releasing Marion Barber.
Marion Barber has reportedly made it clear that he does not expect to be back with the Bears for the 2012 season.
Marion Barber is a "prime candidate to be released" this offseason.
According to the Chicago Tribune, "it would not be surprising" if the Bears release Marion Barber this offseason.
Bears declared RB Marion Barber, QB Nathan Enderle, OG Mansfield Wrotto, OT Levi Horn, TE Andre Smith, DT Jordan Miller, and DE Corey Wootton inactive for Week 17 at Minnesota.
Marion Barber (calf) did not practice Friday and is listed as doubtful for Week 17.
Marion Barber (calf) was held out of Bears practice for the second straight day Thursday.
Marion Barber (calf) was held out of Bears practice Wednesday.
Bears coach Lovie Smith expressed frustration Monday with Marion Barber's proneness to injuries.
The Chicago Tribune reports Marion Barber (calf) will sit out Saturday's game in Green Bay.