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Bush was cut by the Cardinals on Friday, Kent Somers of AZCentral.com reports.

The Cardinals brought Bush aboard last week some some added depth at the running back position, but he was inactive for last Sunday's game against Atlanta and the team decided Friday that Kerwynn Williams was more deserving of a roster spot. With Andre Ellington (hip) ruled out for Week 14, the burden will fall primarily to Stepfan Taylor and Marion Grice against Kansas City.

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Bush is inactive for Sunday's game at Atlanta, the Cardinals' official site reports.

After inking a deal in Arizona on Tuesday, Bush is missing out on his first potential appearance with the organization. Once he attains active status, he'll more than likely serve as a short-yardage and goal-line back, but in the meantime, Andre Ellington (hip/foot), Stepfan Taylor, and Robert Hughes will handle the majority of the RB workload.

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Bush is unlikely to be handed a major role in his Cardinals debut Sunday in Atlanta, ESPN.com reports. On Wednesday, coach Bruce Arians said, "We didn't sign him for this week. We signed him for the long haul, so we'll have him ready when we need him."

The Cardinals have already started to install short-yardage and goal-line looks in Bush's hard drive with the intention of providing the offense with something it has lacked this season. Since his release by the Bears in March, he's been training in Arizona and considers himself fresh. Because he has but 809 career carries, including 177 in two seasons with the Bears, he could be a fair threat to produce once a general knowledge of the scheme is acquired.

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Bush signed with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

The Cardinals' continued search for a short-yardage back has yielded Bush, who didn't participate in training camp and has yet to play this season. The six-year veteran suited up for the Bears in the previous two campaigns, earning 177 carries for 608 yards (3.4 YPC) and eight touchdowns. Since no other RB in Arizona has emerged as a consistent goal-line threat, Bush could be the guy behind clear-cut No. 1 Andre Ellington.

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Free agent RB Michael Bush will visit the Patriots.

The Patriots are in the market for a big back after opting not to re-sign LeGarrette Blount. Bush averaged a pitiful 3.1 YPC with the Bears last season and was released at the start of the new league year. He'll turn 30 in June and hasn't drawn any known interest before now. Bush is the definition of a plodder.

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Bears released RB Michael Bush.

Bush is getting the heave-ho just two years into a four-year deal. The move frees up $1.85 million in cap space, but leaves behind $2 million in dead money. Signed as a short-yardage specialist, Bush was a bust from the start, and finishes his Bears career with just eight touchdowns across 177 carries. He averaged a miserable 3.1 yards per carry in 2013. Three months shy of his 30th birthday, Bush is unlikely to draw much interest in the first wave of free agency.

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ESPN Chicago believes the Bears could look to upgrade on Michael Bush at backup running back.

Bush carries a $3.85 million salary cap number for 2014 and was dreadful this past season, rushing for just 197 yards and averaging 3.1 YPC. Michael Ford might be given an opportunity to earn the No. 2 job behind Matt Forte, but we'd certainly expect the Bears to look for another running back via the draft. We'd consider Bush a near-lock to be released this offseason.

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Bears backup RB Michael Bush is owed a $2.8 million base salary and $50,000 workout bonus in 2014.

Chicago will need salary cap space if it has designs on franchise tagging Jay Cutler. After averaging under five offensive touches per game in 2013, Bush is shaping up as a no-brainer offseason release candidate. The Bears could stay in-house with Michael Ford serving as Matt Forte's backup next season. Bush is running out of gas going on age 30. He averaged 3.1 YPC this year.

Michael Bush RB ARI 12 Months

Michael Bush rushed twice for 11 yards in Chicago's Week 17 loss to the Packers.

Bush wasn't targeted in the passing game. Bush's second season in Chicago ends with just 63 carries for 197 yards (3.12 YPC) and three touchdowns. He caught only four passes. Going on 30 and due $2.8 million in 2014, Bush is a strong candidate to be cut. He has vanishingly little Dynasty-league value.

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Michael Bush rushed seven times for 20 yards in Week 16 against the Eagles.

Bush didn't see the field until the fourth quarter. Despite scoring touchdown in his previous two games, he wasn't used in short-yardage or red-zone situations and remains a strict backup to Matt Forte.