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Former Louisville Cardinals running back Michael Bush was released by the Chicago Bears Monday after playing with the team for two years. He had 177 rushes for 608 yards and eight touchdowns while with the Bears.

Michael Bush was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2007 in the fourth-round. He has 3,250 yards and 29 touchdowns in his NFL career.

Excerpt from ESPN.com article on Bush’s release:

Bush was scheduled to earn a $2.8 million base salary and $50,000 workout bonus in 2014 and count $3.85 million against the Bears’ salary cap. Bush will carry $2 million of dead cap money, the remaining prorated amount of the $4 million bonus he received when he signed a four-year, $14 million contract with the Bears in 2012 that included $7 million in guarantees.

That is a lot of money for a backup running back. Bush is a great veteran back who still has some great years left in him. At 6’1″, 245 lbs., he is a fantastic short yardage back. I have a feeling he wont be on the market long.



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