Found March 22, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the Chicago Bears have signed free agent running back Michael Bush to a four-year, $14 million deal.

Bush was looking to land with a team where he could be the lead back, but he likely settled with the Bears because of the money they offered him.  I would think the Bears made him the best offer and he couldn’t turn it down.

The Bears will likely release veteran Marion Barber, which would save them $1.7 million in cap room.

 

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