"Different back," Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said Wednesday. "We haven't had that kind of back around here in a while.
"Downhill guy. Makes great cuts. I think he's got real good vision inside the tackle box. I think we need to incorporate him a little bit more, probably."
Cutler envisioned Barber being a valuable asset in the clutches of a Chicago winter.
"He seems like a cold-weather, downhill Chicago guy," Cutler said. "Those backs are really valuable in November and December, short-yardage goal line. He can bring a lot to the table for us."