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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

Jets sign TE Epps

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
The Jets signed TE Dedrick Epps off the Bears’ practice squad, the team announced Friday.

Forte reportedly has high ankle sprain

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
Matt Forté reportedly suffered a high right ankle sprain during the Bears' loss to Green Bay Thursday night.

Matthews, Packers sack Bears

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Clay Matthews had 3½ of the Packers' seven sacks of Jay Cutler as Green Bay beat Chicago, 23-10 Thursday night.

Forte leaves game with ankle injury

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 10:53 p.m. ET
Bears RB Matt Forte left Thursday night's game against the Packers in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

Jennings out, Tillman in for Bears-Packers

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman (shin) will play in Thursday night’s game and Packers WR Greg Jennings (groin) is inactive.

Five minutes with a legend: Dan Hampton

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton offers up his most memorable moments from the Bears-Packers rivalry.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Packers were a popular pick to win the NFC North, but after one game, they are looking up at the rest of the division.

Bears add OT Scott

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The Bears signed OT Jonathan Scott and waived P Ryan Quigley on Monday, and DT Nate Collins was reinstated to the Bears’ active roster.

Cutler, Bears spoil Luck's opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 5 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, and the Bears spoiled Andrew Luck's debut in beating the Colts 41-21 Sunday.

Bears promote RB Allen from practice squad

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
The Bears promoted RB Armando Allen from the practice squad on Saturday, the club announced. 

Bears feeling out right mix of reps for Hester, Jeffery

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
When the Bears drafted Alshon Jeffery and signed RS Eric Weems, it fueled speculation regarding Devin Hester’s role.

NFL Links: How hot is Reid's seat in Philly?

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
A Philadelphia writer thinks anything short of a Super Bowl appearance could get Eagles coach Andy Reid fired.

Key matchup: Colts OLT Anthony Castonzo vs. Bears DE Julius Peppers

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Wednesday's Key Matchup looks at the battle between Bears DRE Peppers and Colts OLT Castonzo.

Bears' Urlacher vows to play Week One

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher told a Chicago TV station that despite his balky knee, he plans to play Week One against the Colts.

Adibi, McCown among Bears' cuts

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 7:07 p.m. ET
The Bears got down to the 53-man roster limit by cutting several players, including QB Josh McCown and LB Xavier Adibi.

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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