Bush signing gives Bears solid RB punch

 

Committed to having a solid one-two combination at the running back position, the Chicago Bears stockpiled talent with the addition of free agent Michael Bush, the former Oakland Raider. Bush’s signing provides the Bears not only depth, but also insurance should veteran Matt Forte hold out of training camp.

Forte remains unhappy that he was franchised by Chicago and hasn’t secured a long-term deal, but the club is committed to pay him $7 million a year under that franchise label. READ MORE

Unfinished business-are Bears done with free agency?

After opening up the NFL’s new league year with a bang by announcing the Brandon Marshall trade, the Chicago Bears have made little noise during the free agency period. Granted the trade for Marshall, along with the signing of veteran backup Jason Campbell are needed upgrades, but deficiencies remain in a number of key spots.

The offensive line is still a concern. While the Bears are counting on Gabe Carimi to return from injury, left tackle is a huge question mark. J’Marcus Webb showed little that would make the club think he was a long-term answer at the position. Keeping Quarterback Jay Cutler upright should be of utmost importance. Matt Forte made a below average run unit seem passable, but while the Bears have a number of guard candidates, they may not possess two quality starters. READ MORE