With Matt Forte's deal in the books, the Chicago Bears will finally get a look at their new 1-2 punch at running back when training camp gets underway in a few days.
Ex-Oakland Raider Michael Bush signed a four-year contract to come to Chicago, and took reps with the first-team offense during Organized Team Activities and minicamp while Forte worked out on his own while in contract negotiations.
With Forte back, Bush is expected to fill the complimentary role the Bears signed him for. One that both Marion Barber III and Chester Taylor both failed in the past few seasons.
For Bush, this is a role he is very familiar in, and one he thrived in while in Oakland. Early in his career, he was the backup to both Darren McFadden and Justin Fargas. However, he always managed to get his carries while the two players were often injured. As a primary backup, he averaged more than four yards per carry every year while also frequently finding the end zone.
Last season, Bush started a l...