The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Bears have indeed signed former Lion running back Kevin Jones. Whether they’re right about being first to report the visit, as the Tampa paper reported the imminent signing, is questionable.
But regardless, this is good news to me. I hope “Higgins” is right and the team can afford to keep 4 running backs, but I don’t think that is likely.
Keep in mind, the Bears have signed veteran backs to one-year deals before, only to cut them in camp (see Tony Hollings in 2006, Skip Hicks in 2001).
This also speaks volumes about Shaun Alexander, a stud in 2005 that is now out of work and can’t find a job.