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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 career highs in rushes (256), yards (977), touchdowns (7), receptions (37) and yards receiving (418).
He mostly was a backup to Darren McFadden but had nine starts last season when McFadden was injured.
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According to ProFootballTalk.com, former Cardinal running back and Louisville native Michael Bush has signed with the Chicago Bears. Bush spent his entire career with the Oakland Raiders and became a free agent at the end of last season. He has visited numerous teams over the past few weeks including the Bengals and Seahawks. Bush and the Bears agreed on a $14 million contract...
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.
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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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...
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.
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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...
Committed to having a solid one-two combination at the running back position, the Chicago Bears stockpiled talent with the addition of free agent Michael Bush, the former Oakland Raider. Bush’s signing provides the Bears not only depth, but also insurance should veteran Matt Forte hold out of training camp. Forte remains unhappy that he was franchised by Chicago and [...]
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...