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Ex-Hubbard, Notre Dame RB Hughes stays home with Bears

Ex-Hubbard, Notre Dame RB Hughes stays home with Bears

Former teammates scattered far and wide following the end to the NFL lockout. Robert Hughes, meanwhile? It's possible he signed a contract without signing a change of address form. The former Hubbard and Notre Dame running back starts his professional career with a return trip home, having inked a free-agent deal with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday. Hughes went undrafted after amassing 1,392 yards and 15 touchdowns over four up-and-down years with the Irish, though he did cap that career by scoring the winning touchdown against USC last season and then adding 81 yards in a Sun Bowl triumph over Miami. The 5-foot-11, 245-pounder likely has to shift to fullback at the NFL level. ...

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