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Jordan Howard Says Goodbye to Chicago Bears, Fans After Trade

Howard was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night

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    Jordan Howard Says Goodbye to Chicago Bears, Fans After Trade
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    CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Jordan Howard #24 of the Chicago Bears carries the football against Khyri Thornton #99 of the Detroit Lions in the first quarter at Soldier Field on November 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

    After his three-year career with the Chicago Bears came to an end on Thursday, running back Jordan Howard sent a message to his fans as he heads to the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Howard, who spent the first three seasons of his career with Chicago, was traded to Philadelphia in exchange for a 2020 draft pick, and he thanked Bears fans, and the team, for believing in him during his stay in the Windy City:

    “Although it was brief, the past three years were truly an amazing experience,” he said in his tweet. “(Chicago is) a great city, fan base, and team. I’d like to thank the organization for giving me the chance to launch my NFL career, and make lifelong memories as a member of the storied Chicago Bears.”

    In three seasons with the Bears, Howard rushed for 3,370 yards and 24 touchdowns. He set a career high with nine scores a season ago, but didn’t quite make it to 1,000 rushing yards on the season, finishing with 935 in his third NFL season.

    The Bears will receive a sixth round pick from the Eagles in the 2020 draft, but that selection could become a fifth round pick if unspecified conditions are met.

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