It seemed for most of the offseason the running back Michael Bush was looking to get out of Oakland, and now it has finally come to pass, agreeing to a four year deal with the Chicago Bears, taking his talents from the East Bay to the Windy City.
LM: #Bears have agreed to terms with RB Michael Bush on four-year contract.— ChicagoBears.com (@ChicagoBearscom) March 22, 2012
Bush has been playing second-fiddle to Darren McFadden most of his career in Oakland, and now assumedly will be used as a backup to Matt Forte, or some additional insurance if he gets another serious injury again. But Forte is yet to sign his franchise tag, meaning if they can't come up with a deal, the Bears might have snagged themselves a starter in disguise.
As for the Raiders, this leaves them a bit short-handed in the backfield, with Taiwan Jones likely moving up into the backup role for McFadden. Bush's deal in Chicago is worth $14 million and $7 million guaranteed, according to the Chicago Tribune.