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Bush signs with Bears

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 9:01 am in Oakland Raiders.

Running back Michael Bush will back up Matt Forte instead of Darren McFadden _ and get a lot more money in the process.

Bush signed a four-year contract worth $14 million, with nearly $7.8 million guaranteed, according to the Chicago Tribune. That represents the figure Bush would have been paid by the Raiders had they decided to franchise him instead of safety Tyvon Branch.

Forte has been franchised by the Bears but wants a long-term deal.

Bush’s departure leaves Taiwan Jones as the backup for McFadden. Both players had injury issues last season.

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  • DKnight007

    377.DMAC Says:
    March 22nd, 2012 at 3:05 pm
    We still need a pass rusher and some LB’s.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    We need a strong pyscial RDE who has the speed to get to the passer and hold the edge and at least 1 vet OLB and another potential diamond in the rough OLB in the 3rd or 4th round of the draft.

    We also need a a legit NT.

  • mcfadden20.

    Code black x

  • Hardline

    Guys, I hear ya but still don’t feel ya…..

    As much as DHB has been tutored he still lacks the skills to catch the ball with his hands. DHB can never be great until he can catch with his hands. I have never seen any receiver whose signature trait was trapping the ball on his chest, which is a taboo in the receiving world.

    Unlike Cruz and Manningham in the last Superbowl, who made great catches of balls that were in essence thrown out of bounds, by great hand work, DHB will never do so by trapping the ball in his chest. Physically it’s impossible.

    DHB does catch a lot of balls, but where are the TD’s?

    Anyway, let’s just see how it shakes out this upcoming season. Reggie and Allen will distinguish the have’s from the have not’s, talent and performance wise, thanks to the absence of AD.

    I will go with their judgment.

  • alzadoX

    AlzadoX Says:
    March 22nd, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    Scott Smith ‏ @XAMSports Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    Avg ‘11 Starters: QB $8.81M, CB $4.77M, DT $4.43M, DE $4.16M, WR $3.96M, LB $3.86M, OL $3.46M, S $3.07M, RB $3.02M, TE $2.89M
    Retweeted by Steve Corkran

    LOOKS LIKE BUSH GOT ABOUT WHAT HE DESERVED IN $
    he apparently was listening to beat reporters who kept saying he would be franchised at $7.7 million

  • alzadoX

    see new posted article interview with Reggie Mac

  • alzadoX

    Marks Hair Says:
    March 22nd, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    L.miller might work out, he was a nice back in college.. He’s a slasher with breakaway speed.

    JB Says:
    March 22nd, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    Hardline Says:
    March 22nd, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    JB, 280

    If this guy Miller is under contract with the Raiders, then where has he been ?
    *********************

    He was signed on January 3, 2012

    ******************

    he was on the practice squad late last year, then re-signed to “future” contract 1/3/12.
    Same as other guys from practice squad they want to retain, as well as other free agent 1st year players (players with 0 games active roster in NFL, but not rookies coming out of college)

    Marks’ Hair (see top) indicated in posts a few days ago that he’d actually watched Miller play quite a bit at Fresno State, so his opinion holds weight IMO. He did say that Miller, now 230, is heavier now than in college

    the Marks’ Hair’s info and the “scouting report” in previous posts seemed consistent with each other and descriptive of a RB who should fit well with ZBS + gd TD total in college, maybe good goalline/short yardage runner . To bank on a reserve/future player to fill a spot at this time is premature, but allegedly the Raiders expect him to be very competive for a roster spot. I’m sure they’ll bring in more competition. Its only March. See new article posted, interview with Reggie Mac

  • alzadoX

    We need a strong pyscial RDE who has the speed to get to the passer and hold the edge

    *************

    Matt Shaughnessy is no sprinter but he’s certainly fast enough to get to the QB and meets the rest of your description of need really well IMO

    77= SHO NASTY = GETTING HIS BEAST ON FOR 2012

  • DKnight007

    457.alzadoX Says:
    March 22nd, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    We need a strong pyscial RDE who has the speed to get to the passer and hold the edge

    *************

    Matt Shaughnessy is no sprinter but he’s certainly fast enough to get to the QB and meets the rest of your description of need really well IMO

    77= SHO NASTY = GETTING HIS BEAST ON FOR 2012

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Sounds good to me. Just have to coach em up and let him know NOW to prepare to play the RDE spot and do some stand up rushing work from OLB in 3-4 alignments.

    Lets hope Shauny isn’t a steady smoker either.

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