Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush (29) runs for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at O.Co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears may cut Michael Bush, upgrade at running back

The Chicago Bears are entering yet another offseason where they have a ton of questions to answer. Once again, the Bears collapsed late in the season and failed to win their division, despite the fact that they changed coaches last year to avoid such a situation from happening again.

But the Bears were markedly improved in 2013 and their passing game appears to be on the rise. Matt Forte didn’t have a bad year running the ball either, but the Bears may look to improve their backfield situation in the offseason. According to ESPNChicago, the Bears may look to cut backup running back Michael Bush in an effort to get Forte a more serviceable and affordable backup.

Michael C. Wright reports that Bush’s cap number isn’t something the Bears are comfortable with, as his production doesn’t seem to warrant a salary of almost $4 million. But don’t expect the Bears to draft a running back high or grab a top free agent this offseason. Wright states that the solution may already be on the roster as the Bears could give Michael Ford a chance to win the backup role this summer.

Of course, drafting a running back late in the draft is very much an option for Chicago, but if one thing is clear it’s that they’re prepared to move on from Michael Bush.

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