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Chicago Bears Turn to Langford Over Carey

The Chicago Bears have already played games this season without Jay Cutler and Alshon Jeffery and will play a Week 9 game against the Chargers in San Diego, sans Matt Forte.  Chicago has two solid young running backs in Ka'Deem Carey and Jeremy Langford waiting for their turn to handle the workload.  The Bears drafted Carey in the 4th round (117th overall) in 2014 under Emery/Trestman while Pace/Fox selected Langford with pick 106, again in the 4th round in the 2015 NFL Draft.  

Carey saw 36 carries, gaining 158 rushing yards in his rookie season.  He finished with a long of 15, in a game he rushed for 72 yards on 14 carries.  He has not touched the ball in 2015.  In just two seasons as the starting RB for the Arizona Wildcats, Carey racked up 4918 total yards and 52 touchdowns!

Langford filled in for Forte in Week 8, finishing the game with 46 yards on 12 carries and adding 39 receiving yards on three receptions.  Being drafted by the current regime seems to give Langford the edge over Carey as the Bears move forward with out Forte and seems to be the Bears future RB.  In Langford's two seasons as the starting running back for the Michigan State Spartans, he totaled 3186 yards from the line of scrimmage scoring 41 touchdowns.

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