Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 10/25/14
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Photo Via BlackSportsOnline.com A former fourth-rounder selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2005 NFL Draft, Marion Barber announced his decision to retire on Friday. “I want to thank everyone who helped me become a better player,” Barber told ChicagoBears.com. “I owe a lot to a lot of coaches, and am also very grateful to the owners and organizations I played for. Last but not least, I want to thank the fans for the support and inspiration they gave me.” The 5-11, 218-pound running back was a powerful and explosive ball carrier who had a clear nose for the end zone.  His announcement comes just one day after the Bears signed RB Michael Bush to a four-year deal. His final season will be remembered most for paving the way for Tim Tebow to engineer yet another remarkable comeback, as Barber gift-wrapped the game by running out of bounds in the closing moments of regulation and then fumbled the ball in Broncos territory in OT, which led to Tebow and the Broncos stealing a 13-10 win in...
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