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Michael Bush

Michael Bush - #29 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 245 lbs.
Birthday 06/16/1984
Birthplace Louisville, KY
College Louisville
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 4th round, 1st pick by Raiders

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
114 411 5

Report: Vikings sign WR Iglesias

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings reportedly signed WR Juaquin Iglesias off the Bears' practice squad Saturday.

Flashback: Recent Week 17 Bears performances

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 17 contests each of the last five seasons.

Bears rewarded for use of RB Forté

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
The coaching staff's decision to get RB Matt Forté more involved on offense, and Forté's response to the increased role, has played a role in Chicago's improvement on offense in the second half of the season.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of four key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 17 game against the Bears at Lambeau Field.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
This week, Hub says the Pro Bowl voters snubbed Brian Urlacher by not making him a starter and that special-teams coordinator Dave Toub deserves a chance to be a head coach.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 8:45 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler said he expected to be "full-go" on Sunday against the Packers, but there's speculation that head coach Lovie Smith will pull Cutler and some other key contributors with a good chunk of time still left to play ...

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Whether the Bears play all of their starters for the whole game or not, the Packers have the weapons at receiver to expose some of the soft spots in Chicago's pass coverage.

SLB Tinoisamoa trying to shake off knee issue in time for postseason

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 9:01 p.m. ET
SLB Pisa Tinoisamoa, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in early December, has started only game for the Bears since Nov. 14.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of four key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 17 game against the Bears at Lambeau Field:

Cutler says he expects to play ‘whole game’ against Packers

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
QB Jay Cutler said Wednesday that he doesn't expect to get any rest against the Packers on Sunday.

Bears 60-second rant: Taylor hasn’t been worth the price

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
RB Chester Taylor's play this season could lead GM Jerry Angelo to consider bringing in some serious competition for the No. 2 role behind Matt Forté in 2011.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 11:35 p.m. ET
The Bears' defense could be in for another rough day if Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije aren't more disruptive than they were against the Jets in Week 16.

Four Bears named to Pro Bowl

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 8:55 p.m. ET
WLB Lance Briggs, WR-RS Devin Hester, DE Julius Peppers and MLB Brian Urlacher will represent Chicago in the Pro Bowl.

Bears’ ‘D’ vulnerable when pass rush is neutralized

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
The Bears' ability to put consistent pressure on quarterbacks has been the key to the team's success on "D" for much of the season, but the Jets were able to keep QB Mark Sanchez out of harm's way.

Bears sign LS Mannelly, DT Toeaina to extensions

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Monday that they have signed LS Patrick Mannelly and DT Matt Toeaina to contract extensions.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 18, 2012
The Chicago Bears have placed Bush on season-ending injured reserve because of a rib injury and signed Kahlil Bell to take his place.||||||| Losing Bush is another blow for the struggling Bears. They've dropped five of six after a 7-1 start and are coming off a loss to Green Bay that clinched the NFC North for the Packers. Signed to a four-year deal to give the Bears depth in the backfield with Matt Forte, Bush appeared in 13 games and ran for 411 yards and five touchdowns. Bell was waived by Chicago in October.
Posted Sept. 24, 2012
While starting in place of the injured Matt Forte, Bush had 55 yards on 18 carries and scored the game's only offensive touchdown in the Bears' 23-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.||||||| It's unknown if Bush will get another start. The Bears were hoping Forte would practice this week. "Eventually we'll get (Forte) back out there," coach Lovie Smith said. "Exactly when, I don't know that right now. I just know every day I see him doing a little bit more so I'm hopeful."
Posted March 22, 2012
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract with 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).
Posted Dec. 25, 2011
Bush ran 23 times for 70 yards and caught two passes for 24 in Saturday's 16-13 OT win at Kansas City.||||||| With Darren McFadden showing no signs of returning, Bush will likely start a do-or-die Week 17 matchup with state rival San Diego.
Posted Nov. 21, 2011
Bush carried the ball 30 times for 109 yards and a TD during Sunday's 27-21 at Minnesota.||||||| Bush has been tremendous in filling for the injured Darren McFadden, compiling 461 rushing yards and two scores over the last four games. He, however, could return to his backup role if McFadden is healthy enough to go in Week 12.

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