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Bears agreed to terms with RB Michael Bush on a four-year, $14 million contract.
The signing should expedite Marion Barber's release, a move that would free up $1.7 million in salary cap space. Bush's addition also gives the Bears significantly more leverage in contract talks with unsigned franchise player Matt Forte. Even if Forte threatens a holdout, the Bears will be sitting comfortably with a starting-caliber back under contract, and Kahlil Bell at No. 2 on the depth chart. Bush isn't a dynamic runner, but he doesn't got quick feet for his size and is a bull to bring down. He's also an adept receiver and pass blocker. Bush's addition may cut into Forte's 2012 fantasy value. He'll definitely be a candidate for short-yardage and goal-line work.
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Good pickup. I've always been a fan of Michael Bush's game.
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pretty impressed thus far by the bears.. puts the pressure on Forte
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Bush's addition may cut into Forte's 2012 fantasy value



I'd think the operative word is not "may" but rather "will".

Great signing by 'da Bears.
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Great signing for you guys.

Way to go TT- just sit back and watch the division rivals get better while the Packers simply get older.
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And barring a shocking Forte-related development, Bush's value settles into the same spot it's been for years, dealing a solid kick in the groin to his owners in keeper and dynasty leagues.
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Awesome move for real life.

Crappy move for fantasy.

Great job Bears. I've always been a Michael Bush fan from his days in Louisville. It's going to be interesting to see Forte's reaction now that the Bears just bought themselves another big bargaining chip.
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Great signing by the Bears, and at a great cost. If Forte does decide to move on next year they will already have a starting caliber back in Bush (with not a whole lot of mileage on him)

Man I really thought Bush would have gotten more attention from other suitors and more money too.
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Just guessing, but i bet the bears go ahead and pay barber his $100,000 roster bonus and hold on to him until it becomes clearer what forte is going to do.
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This strikes me like the Tolbert signing. Great move for the Bears ... bad move for Bush. Perhaps his market was just that soft.
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Tice has a semi right now.
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the bears are going to be a force. man what a good move.
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smelling more and more like a SB team especially with the Seam Payton suspension..
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Forte aint happy.

There's only so many times a man that has done everything he's been asked to do can be disrespected! Guess the GOOD GUYS do finish last....
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moe D wrote:smelling more and more like a SB team especially with the Seam Payton suspension..


Whoa, Nellie. There's still that pathetic o-line to be addressed....
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