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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

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup when the Bears head to Minnesota to face the Vikings in Week 15.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
Here's a sampling of what Bears players are saying in advance of their Monday-night game against the Vikings.

Vikings announce ticket policy for Monday night

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Vikings have announced the ticket policy and information for next Monday night's game vs. the Bears, which will be played at TCF Bank Stadium following the collapse of the Metrodome's roof last Sunday due to a snowstorm.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
This week, Hub says the Bears' defense has already peaked, but points out that it will look great in its next two games, thanks in part to the opposition.

Bears players concerned about conditions at TCF Bank Stadium

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Some Bears players expressed serious concerns about playing on a frozen surface at TCF Bank Stadium on Monday night.

2010 NFL playoff scenarios for Week 15

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
The NFL has released the possible playoff scenarios heading into the Week 15 games.

Vikings place QB Jackson on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Tarvaris Jackson's consecutive-games streak is over at one as the team placed him on injured reserve after he suffered a turf toe injury Monday night, starting in place of Brett Favre.

Restoring the rush key for Bears’ defense

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
The Bears' secondary has received a large share of the blame for the breakdowns during the defense's horrendous first half against the Patriots in Week 14, but the pass rush wasn't as effective as it needed to be ...

Report: Vikings sign QB Ramsey

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Vikings have agreed to terms with QB Patrick Ramsey, agent Jimmy Sexton told the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press today.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
With an uncertain situation at quarterback, the Vikings will be relying heavily on their offensive line and backs to keep the chains moving against the Bears.

Vikings still on hold with TCF Bank Stadium

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
The Vikings have not confirmed where they are playing on Monday against the Bears, but they say they are working towards making it as close to a home game as possible.

60-second rant: Bears’ fortunes changing quickly

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 8:52 p.m. ET
The sting of being whacked by the Patriots shouldn't be a long-lasting one for the Bears.

Vikings-Bears to be played at TCF Bank Stadium

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 8:41 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced late Tuesday that the Metrodome will be unavailable for Monday night and the Vikings-Bears game will be played at University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium.

Vikings planning in case Metrodome not ready

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Vikings are working hard to repair the tear in the inflatable roof above the Mall of America Field for Monday's game against the Bears, but they also are ready for Plan B, if needed.

Vikings' Jackson has turf toe; Frazier hopes to have Favre back

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday that QB Tarvaris Jackson suffered a turf toe in the loss to the Giants and that Brett Favre's season — and career — might not be over.

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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