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Sun, 25 Aug 2002 15:26:05 -0700
MiamiDolphins.com reports the Miami Dolphins have released RB Marlon Barnes.
Sat, 12 Jan 2002 17:22:07 -0800
Miami Dolphins.com reports the team signed six players to contracts for 2002: RB Marlon Barnes, FB Matt Kalapinski, CB Zebbie Lethridge, DT Otis Pitts, S Scott Shields and RB Jerry Westbrooks.
Tue, 08 Jan 2002 22:47:31 -0800
In addition to the previously reports RB Robert Edwards, the Sun Sentinel reports the Miami Dolphins also worked out RB Marlon Barnes, OL Jim Bundren, WR E.G. Green and S Scott Shields Tuesday.
Sat, 01 Sep 2001 10:50:28 -0700
Chicago Bears.com reports rookie RB Anthony Thomas practiced Saturday for the first time since bruising his right knee on August 4. He participated in individual, 7-on-7 and a portion of team drills and is expected to practice with no restrictions by the end of next week. There is some concern about the Bears depth at RB with Marlon Barnes being cut, but coach Dick Jauron is counting on Thomas. "Hopefully Anthony will show a lot next week. I thought he looked good in practice today. We are concerned about it, but that's the way it has to go. That's where we are. There are really not a lot of other options there," said the coach earlier today.
Sat, 01 Sep 2001 10:14:55 -0700
Chicago Bears.com reports the team has released RB Marlon Barnes, G Jerry Wisne, DT Van Tuinei, CB Floyd Young, FB Chris Floyd and TE John Sigmund. Six more players will be released later today.
Sun, 26 Aug 2001 05:19:48 -0700
The Sun Times reports Chicago Bears RB Marlon Barnes, competing with RB Skip Hicks for a backup RB spot, was held to five yards on seven carries last night. He ran backward early as his first three carries went for no gain, minus-1 yard and minus-2 yards. As previously reported, Hicks rushed for 44 yards on 13 carries and scored on a 17-yard run. Hicks had 166 yards on 46 pre-season rushes and Barnes gained 111 yards on 39 carries.
Sat, 25 Aug 2001 09:19:22 -0700
The Sun Times reports now that RB James Allens seems to have secured the starting RB job for the Chicago Bears, backups Marlon Barnes and Skip Hicks will resume their battle for the top backup spot tonight against Arizona. Both are unlikely to make the team behind Allen and second-round draft pick Anthony Thomas. "I've got to progress in this game to progress with this team," said Hicks. RB coach Earle Mosley said Barnes will get the first look after Allen and the first team are finished. The first team on both sides of the ball will not play more than a quarter. Hicks will also share kick-returning duties with Jerry Azumah to start the game.
Wed, 15 Aug 2001 12:50:52 -0700
Jimmy Greenfield reports for ChicagoSports.com Chicago Bears projected starting RB James Allen returned to practice today and declared he was 85 percent recovered from a hip flexor injury. He wouldn't agree that a comment from coach Dick Jauron hastened his return. Jauron had said Allen would "have to practice to play." Rookie RB Anthony Thomas remains sidelined indefinitely with a knee injury. RBs Marlon Barnes and Skip Hicks are expected to see a lot of action in Saturday night's game at Kansas City, but Jauron also plans to get Allen into the game for six to 12 carries.
Thu, 09 Aug 2001 19:13:17 -0700
The team's official site reports Chicago Bears RB Marlon Barnes is expected to start this weekend's pre-season game in place of James Allen (strained hip flexor). Barnes and RB Skip Hicks are slated to split time in the first half Saturday against the Titans, with Hicks and Brian Edwards sharing the workload in the second half. Rookie Anthony Thomas is out with a sore right knee. If Allen remains sidelined for any considerable length of time, Barnes could be battling Hicks for the starting job rather than the No. 2 position.
Sun, 05 Aug 2001 10:33:27 -0700
The Daily Southtown reports Chicago Bears RB Skip Hicks displayed some good speed during last night's pre-season game against Cincinnati. He had two runs to the outside on toss plays, and he also added some toughness. He rushed for 36 yards on 11 carries, including two rushing first downs. Hicks also added a key downfield block on the team's only TD. "I'm starting to get my legs back under me,'' said Hicks, referring not to his conditioning but to learning the Bears' offense. Hicks finds himself in a potential roster fight with Marlon Barnes for the final running back spot.
Wed, 01 Aug 2001 10:32:17 -0700
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, if Chicago Bears RB James Allen, who is questionable with a sore ankle, can't play in Saturday's pre-season opener, it is likely the team will use a four-man rotation. Marlon Barnes will be paired with Skip Hicks for a half while rookie Anthony Thomas and Brian Edwards will team for a half in the backfield.
Sat, 21 Jul 2001 20:44:33 -0700
According to Larry Mayer of the Chicago Bears official site, RB Marlon Barnes returned to practice Saturday after leaving Friday's afternoon session with cramps caused by dehydration.
Tue, 13 Feb 2001 07:21:30 -0800
The Sun Times reports the Chicago Bears, looking for another RB, may need to turn to the NFL draft and not free agency. The retirement of Robert Smith and the Bengals transition tagging of Corey Dillon has limited the Bears free agent possibilities. Jerome Bettis is close to re-signing with the Steelers too, making the 49ers Charlie Garner and the Giants Tiki Barber the best available running backs when free agency opens March 2. However, Barber may re-sign with the Giants and despite Garner's agent saying his client has an interest in Chicago, Garner is not thought to be high on the Bears list. James Allen and Marlon Barnes 1-2 on the depth chart and the Bears want to add a third back. As previously reported, Curtis Enis appears to be on his way out of Chicago. The Bears may not take a RB with their #8 pick in the draft.
Thu, 08 Feb 2001 23:07:22 -0800
According to John Mullin of the Chicago Tribune, it is looking more likely the Chicago Bears will not offer a new contract to RB Curtis Enis. The Bears still have concerns over the health of Enis' left knee, injured midway through his 1998 rookie season. Personnel VP Mark Hatley said, "we haven't made up our mind yet." Enis' agent Joel Segal added all Enis needs is a chance to play. The Bears are considering signing RB James Allen to a long-term deal tendering him at the highest level, assuring themselves the right to match any offer or receive first- and third-round draft choices in compensation. The team also likes RB Marlon Barnes and would be comfortable going to camp with Allen and Barnes. Also, the Bears are talking about a multi-year contract for DE Bryan Robinson, a potential free agent.