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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

Mathis, Winfield fined

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Colts DE Robert Mathis and Vikings CB Antoine Winfield were fined this week for hits in Week 15 games.

Three-and-out with Bears ORT Jā€™Marcus Webb

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
We caught up rookie ORT J'Marcus Webb earlier this week to get his take on how he has developed during the season and the Jets' defense.

Bears agree to keep training camp at Olivet Nazarene

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Thursday that they have signed an agreement with Olivet Nazarene University to keep training camp on the college's campus through 2012.

Smith must emphasize magnitude of final two games

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
if Lovie Smith allows himself, his staff or his players to get too content with what they've accomplished, their season could come to a less-than-satisfying finish.

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler and offensive coordinator Mike Martz said Wednesday that they don't plan to steer completely clear of Jets CB Darrelle Revis on Sunday.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here's what Lovie Smith, Mike Martz and Greg Olsen are saying in advance of the Bears' Week 16 game against the Jets.

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
Jets ORT Wayne Hunter could find himself lined up across from one of the league's best pass rushers in his fourth career start.

60-second rant: First-round bye in sight for Bears

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
The No. 2 seed in the NFC is far from locked up and the Bears' toughest stretch of games may still be ahead of them.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 15?

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
It wasn't one of his top performances of the season, but, like he's done virtually every week, Peppers made enough of a contribution to justify his salary against the Vikings.

Lovie Smith hot-seat meter: Freezing

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
Chicago has secured the NFC North title and at least one home playoff game, which means Lovie Smith will be coaching the team when the 2011 season begins.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 15

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
MLB Brian Urlacher trails only one of his teammates in the race for MVP.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 1:57 a.m. ET
Jay Cutler's three touchdowns and Devin Hester's punt return for a TD helped the Bears clinch the NFC North with a win over the Vikings.

Favre knocked out; Bears clinch division

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. ET
Brett Favre's surprise return ended quickly and Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 14th career return for a touchdown, leading the Chicago Bears to a 40-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night at snowy TCF ...

Favre hurt again after making unexpected start

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
Brett Favre, who unexpectedly made his 298th career start against Chicago on Monday night after having been designated as "out" earlier in the week, left the game in the second quarter with a possible concussion and a left shoulder injury ...

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
The snow, a stadium and playing-surface controversy, Brett Favre playing ... "Monday Night Football" has gotten a little more interesting in the past week.

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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