Found March 22, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
According to Mike Florio of, 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.  

Marion Barber decides to retire

Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber has decided to retire, the team announced on its website Friday. Barber, who backed up Matt Forte in 2011, ran for 422 yards and six touchdowns. Barber's 2011 season will be remembered for an unfortunate fumble in overtime against the Broncos in Week 14 that cost them the game and crushed their playoff hopes. "I want to thank everyone...

Michael Bush signs with Bears

The continual question of whether Michael Bush may come back to the Raiders was answered today when Bush signed a 4 year, $14 million contract with the Chicago Bears. Bush was vocal about wanting to go to a team where he could be a starter but he found that the market for older running backs is fairly low.  In the end he signed a contract that was worth $7 million guaranteed and...

Forte not happy with Bush signing

On Thursday, the Bears signed Michael Bush to a four-year, $14M deal, and when their incumbent back heard the news, he took to Twitter to voice his frustrations. 

Running back Michael Bush joins Bears

APNewsNow. The Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract with running back Michael Bush. Bush will join Matt Forte, who got a franchise tag from the Bears, in Chicago's backfield. Bush played four seasons for the Oakland Raiders, gaining 2,642 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and scoring 21 touchdowns. The powerful 245-pound back had his most productive season in 2011, setting...

Bears RB Barber announces retirement

Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber has decided to retire, the team announced on its website Friday."I want to thank everyone who gave me the opportunity to play, and I'm very thankful to have had the chance to suit up for two of the NFL's most storied organizations," Barber said on the team website.Barber rushed for 422 yards and six touchdowns last season...

Matt Forte feels ” disrespected” by the Michael Bush signing.

To follow up our recent story on Michael Bush going to Chicago, it looks like he won’t find a lot of love in the locker room. His fellow RB Matt Forte who is trying to work out a long-term deal with the Bears after being franchised just tweeted the following. Please click the link below to read the rest of this story.

Former Cowboy Marion Barber says he's retiring

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber has told the team's website he plans to retire. His decision comes one day after Michael Bush signed a four-year, 14 million contract to be part of a backfield that includes disgruntled Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte. The 28-year-old Barber spent his first six NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before signing...

Bears sign RB Michael Bush to four year contract

The Chicago Bears announced today they have reached a four-year deal with RB Michael Bush formerly of the Oakland Raiders.  Bush a 6-foot-1 245-pound RB gives the Bears a short yardage presence in the back field and likely ends the tenure of Marion Barber in Chicago. He rushed 632 times for 2,642 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and 21 touchdowns in 61 career games. Bush had his most...

Bears' Forte upset over Bush signing

The Chicago Bears' decision to sign running back Michael Bush Thursday appears to have upset Pro Bowl starter Matt Forte. Bush, formerly of the Oakland Raiders, agreed to a four-year, $14 million deal, with $7 million guaranteed, according to the Chicago Tribune. The signing gives the team depth behind Forte, who has voiced frustrations over not receiving a long-term contract...

Marion Barber retires

Veteran running back Marion Barber has decided to call it quits after seven seasons in the NFL. The former fourth-round pick played six years in Dallas before finishing his career in Chicago.

Bears try again for backup running back

The Chicago Bears are hoping that recent acquisition, running back Michael Bush, can accomplish what both Chester Taylor and Marion Barber could not.
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