Chicago Bears Countdown to Kickoff: 86 Days with Marty Booker

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Marty Booker's career features second stint with Chicago Bears

Booker spent four seasons in Miami, recording 2,627 yards on 194 receptions for 11 touchdowns across 59 games and 55 starts. With the Dolphins, Booker had a quality four-year stretch but was never quite able to match his numbers from his prime in Chicago, and failed to make a Pro Bowl in Miami. Following the 2007 season, the Dolphins initiated somewhat of a rebuild, and Booker was one of the numerous players to be released at the end of the season.

As an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career during the 2008 offseason, Booker elected to sign a two-year deal to return to the Chicago Bears. In his first year back with the team, the veteran receiver posted 211 yards and two touchdowns on fourteen catches. However, after only starting in five games, the team released Booker following his first season back, and would eventually sign a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

In his lone season with the Falcons, Booker finished with 181 yards and one touchdown before retiring following the 2009 season. The receiver finished his career with 539 catches for 6,703 yards and 37 touchdowns. His best years came with the Bears, where he totaled 3,895 yards and 25 touchdowns on 329 receptions. With the Bears, Booker finished his career eighth all-time in receiving yards, tied for 10th in receiving touchdowns, and fifth all-time in receptions.