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As free agency approached the Oakland Raiders were pro-active in restructuring contracts that were having a negative impact on the teams salary cap. Players either restructured, were cut by the team, or in most cases were allowed to test the free agency market. GM Reggie McKenzie made it a priority to settle any “out-of-whack” contracts,
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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...
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.
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...
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.
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This was a surprise. After the Bears fortified the running back position with the addition of Michael Bush yesterday, today they lose a player with the retirement of Marion Barber. From Brad Biggs;
#Bears announce RB Marion Barber has decided to retire. Not sure there would be home for him in NFL if he wanted to play
With Barber off roster, #Bears will save $2.0 million vs cap...
Fans of the Oakland Raiders are asking one question right now, can Darren McFadden carry the load and not get injured in 2012? Although the very explosive “RunDmc” has not carried for 30 or 40 times a game, he just hasn’t proven he can do it yet. Losing Michael Bush to the Chicago Bears will
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...
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is clearly not happy about the Chicago Bears signing running back Michael Bush to a four-year, $14 million deal.
Forte has been looking for a lucrative contract extension for the past year and he’s clearly beyond frustration. He decided to let his anger out on Twitter.
Forte tweeted, “There’s only so many times a man that has done everything...
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Sure to provide leverage to Chicago's ongoing efforts to sign running back Matt Forte, the team has signed the former Raiders back to a four-year deal.
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...
The Bears inked the top free-agent running back available today in Michael Bush. Bush was signed to a four-year deal worth $14 million, $7 million is guaranteed in his contract.
Does this mean the Bears would be willing to part ways with Forte after this season?
No it certainly doesn’t. It means the Bears are adding insurance just in case Forte decides to leave after this season...
The Chicago Bears are hoping that recent acquisition, running back Michael Bush, can accomplish what both Chester Taylor and Marion Barber could not.
With the signing of Michael Bush, word come from Chicago today that 28-year old RB Marion "the barbarian" Barber has decided to retire from the NFL. Barber was the quintessential power back in the NFL over his seven year career, delivering punishment rather than taking punishment. This style of play has ultimately led to his early retirement before the age of 30...