Evans Clinchy
Friday March 23rd, 2012

When the Chicago Bears brought in Michael Bush this week to be their newest running back, the intent was to have a backup, not a replacement, for featured back Matt Forte. But Forte evidently didn't see it that way, as the Bears' Pro Bowl back was offended by the signing:

[tweet https://twitter.com/MattForte22/status/182888958684954624 align='center']

Forte is clearly the better player -- over his last four years with the Bears, he's rushed for a total of 4,233 yards and 21 touchdowns. Bush was one of the best running backs on the market this spring, but his stats -- 2,642 yards and 21 TDs -- pale in comparison. The Bears franchised Forte earlier this offseason, and so far they've been unable to work out any kind of contract, long-term or otherwise, with the 26-year-old back. Bringing in Bush to threaten his job security clearly hasn't helped matters.

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