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2012 NFL Free Agency: RB Michael Bush To Visit Chicago, Cincinnati

Free agent running back Michael Bush, who spent the 2011 season with the Oakland Raiders, is scheduled to visit with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Schefter also adds that Bush is scheduled to meet with the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, so it appears that we may have at least two suitors for the halfback's services.

Under new general manager Phil Emery, the Bears have been aggressively pursuing upgrades in the early goings of this year's offseason. They've already traded for Brandon Marshall, re-signed Tim Jennings and Josh McCown, and added Jason Campbell as the new back-up QB in just the past couple days. It also doesn't appear that the team is close to being done.

Bush, 27, had an increased role with Oakland in 2011, carrying the ball 256 times for 977 yards and 7 touchdowns. Primarily the back-up for Raiders star Darren McFadden, he also caught 37 balls for 418 yards last year, showing his receiving skills.

In Chicago, Bush would likely fill a similar back-up role behind Bears star Matt Forte. Last season, Marion Barber filled the role of back-up.

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