With Matt Forte headed to the Jets, Ka'Deem Carey has a great chance to see an increased role in 2016.
Although Jeremy Langford is penciled in as the Chicago Bears starting running back for 2016, Carey had at least seven carries in four different games while Forte struggled with injuries last season. Although Carey didn't post more than 56 yards in any game, he did average 4.01 yards per carry, so it's possible he can earn a significant portion of early-down work in the Bears backfield.
Ka'Deem Carey finished the 2015 season with 43 carries for 159 yards and two touchdowns on the ground to go with three catches for 19 yards and a touchdown as a receiver.
After being inactive in four of the Chicago Bears ' first eight games, Carey saw his offensive snaps rise in the second half of the season, particularly when Matt Forte was banged up. Though the coaching staff placed a decent amount of trust in Carey, the second-year back was unable to do much with the opportunity, averaging just 3.7 yards per carry. While Forte will become a free agent this offseason, rookie Jeremy Langford looks primed to assume the top spot on the depth chart if Forte doesn't return, leaving Carey without a clear path to a heavy workload in 2016.
Ka'Deem Carey failed to see any offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Redskins.
Carey did return a kickoff 22 yards and was out there for five plays on special teams, but with the Chicago Bears only running 21 times in Sunday's contest, there wasn't any room for work behind the top two backs, Matt Forte and Jeremy Langford. Most of Carey's work for what remains of the season will likely come in games where the outcome has already been decided.
It's the first career score for Carey, who missed the
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