Bears placed RB Michael Bush (ribs) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Bush played just two snaps in Week 14 and didn't see the field at all last week. The Bears must have determined that the injury will not get better without several weeks of rest. With Bush out of the lineup, once again Matt Forte squandered three goal-line attempts versus the Packers in Week 15. Due $1.5 million in salary in addition to a $1 million roster bonus, there's no reason to believe Bush will not return in a similar role for the 2013 season. Kahlil Bell and Armando Allen will back up Forte the rest of the way.