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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

Week Eight Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 8:34 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Doug Martin, Tim Jennings and Olivier Vernon as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers win ugly

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
All four NFC North teams stayed home in Week Nine, and only the Vikings failed to make use of their advantage.

Jennings pick-six, Gould field goal help Bears rally

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Tim Jennings returned an interception for a TD and Robbie Gould booted the game-winning field goal as the Bears edged the Panthers.

Bears DT Melton says he's achieving goal of dominance

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
While DT Henry Melton has not made as many flashy plays as some Bears defenders, his steady performance is not going unnoticed.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: CB Tillman shuts down Megatron

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman has been anything but a liability in Chicago this season.

NFC North Spin cycle: Peterson carries load as Ponder slumps

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Things continued looking up for the Bears, Vikings and Packers in Week Seven after victories over the Lions, Cardinals and Rams, respectively.

Gutsy effort exactly what Bears expect from Cutler

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 3 a.m. ET
If there is anyone foolish enough to continue to question whether Cutler is tough or not, Monday night was only the latest evidence to fly in the face of that theory.

Cutler shakes off injury as Bears beat Lions

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 12:01 a.m. ET
Brandon Marshall scored the Bears' lone touchdown and the defense forced four turnovers as Chicago beat Detroit 13-7 on Monday night.

Bears CB 'Hawk' Jennings soaring to new heights

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Hard work and renewed confidence are paying off for Bears CB Tim Jennings, as he is producing the best season of his NFL career.

Bears DE Peppers' toughness on display

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 10:10 p.m. ET
When Julius Peppers told reporters the Bears’ bye would be a good opportunity to “rest up and get guys healthy,” he was not referring to his teammates alone.

Bears release former first-round OT Williams

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The Bears released former first-round OT Chris Williams and brought back CB Zackary Bowman.

NFC North Spin cycle: Are Packers back now?

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Packers' convincing win over the previously undefeated Texans was the NFC North's highlight attraction in Week Six action.

Bears sign TE Eldridge

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Bears signed TE Brody Eldridge to a one-year deal and waived RB Kahlil Bell.

Limitations persist for Bears MLB Urlacher

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Brian Urlacher is not beating players to the point as frequently as he did in prior years and is on pace for a career-low 64 tackles.

Reports: Bears WR Jeffery fractures hand

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
Bears WR Alshon Jeffery suffered a fracture in his right hand in Sunday’s win over Jacksonville, ESPN Chicago first reported.

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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