Marion Barber retires at age 28

Updated: March 23, 2012, 4:20 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Bears announced Friday that running back Marion Barber has retired.

A seven-year veteran, Barber, 28, played six seasons for the Dallas Cowboys before signing a two-year contract last August that included a signing bonus of $500,000 and base salaries of $2 million and $1.9 million for the 2011 and 2012 seasons, in addition to a $100,000 workout bonus.

"I want to thank everyone who gave me the opportunity to play, and I'm very thankful to have had the chance to suit ...

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