Looking to fill the void left by LeGarrette Blount when he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Patriots are reportedly bringing in former Bears running back Michael Bush for a workout.
Bush, who was drafted by the Raiders 100th overall in 2007, has played his last two seasons with the Bears has a bit of a fumbling history – something Patriots fans don’t take kindly to. Bush has played in the NFL for six seasons and has 3,250 career rushing yards and 29 touchdowns.
Bush a big physical back like Blount at 6’1, 245 pounds. After hitting career-highs in yards and attempts 2011, he has fallen off in Chicago behind Matt Forte. This means he will likely come at a discounted rate and on a short-term deal if he is brought to New England.
Blount signed for two years at $3.85 million, which means the Patriots will look to give Bush somewhere in the two years at $2.5 million range with a lot of incentives. The exact time frame of the visit is not yet known.