• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals release Michael Bush, Matthew Mulligan

    The Cardinals waived running back Michael Bush and tight end Matthew Mulligan Friday, reports the team's website. The Cardinals signed Bush to help provide backfield depth, but Bush never received a carry for the Cardinals. With two open roster spots, the Cardinals promoted running back Kerwynn Williams from the team's practice squad and activated linebacker Matt Shaughnessy from short-term IR. The Cardinals play the Chiefs Week 14.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Just keeps getting worse for Andre Ellington

    Andre Ellington has technically been one of the best 12 running backs in Fantasy this season, but you wouldn't know it by his recent performance. With just 12 yards on five carries Week 13 at Atlanta, he has averaged 25.3 yards on 13.0 carries in his last four games -- a stretch that almost directly coincides with the loss of quarterback Carson Palmer to a season-ending injury. Of course, health hasn't been Ellington's ally either. He has contended with a foot injury all season, costing him valuable practice time as well as limiting his ability, and to make matters worse, he suffered a hip pointer Week 13 at Atlanta, leaving before the end of the first half. So if you're keeping score at home, he was already hobbled and the No. 1 target for defenses with no threat of a passing game, and now he has a second injury that might keep him off the field altogether. I'd say regardless of his actual playing status, you might want to avoid Ellington for Week 14 against Kansas City. And if he does miss the game, the Cardinals will turn to some combination of Marion Grice, Stepfan Taylor, Robert Hughes and Michael Bush in his place, so good luck sorting out that mess.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals list inactives for Week 13

    The Cardinals have listed, WR Larry Fitzgerald, RB Michael Bush, LB Desmond Bishop, LB Kenny Demens, DT Alameda Ta'amu, DT Ed Stinson and TE Matthew Mulligan as inactive for Week 13 against the Falcons. Fitzgerald is dealing with a knee injury. He was unable to practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but put in limited work on Friday. Bush is still learning the system, and will not play this week. Demens and Stinson were ruled out prior to Sunday.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Cardinals' Arians: RB Michael Bush signed for the long haul

    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday running back Michael Bush was signed for the long haul and not just for Sunday's game against the Falcons. He added Bush might play Week 13, but it is difficult to get up to speed that quickly. Bush last played for the Bears in 2013. He has 3,250 rushing yards and 29 rushing touchdowns in 89 career games.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Coach: Cards got RB Michael Bush to 'close out games'

    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio that the team signed running back Michael Bush because "we need a guy who's going to pound it in there and close out games for us." Bush, 30, scored 25 touchdowns over the past four seasons before getting released by the Bears. Cardinals starter Andre Ellington has averaged under 3.0 yards per carry in three straight games and has rushed for three touchdowns this season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Cardinals sign RB Michael Bush, release two others

    The Cardinals have reportedly signed running back Michael Bush on Tuesday, according to ESPN. Bush has not played in 2014 and averaged 3.1 yards per carry in 2013. His best season occurred in 2011 when he rushed for 977 yards and scored seven touchdowns for the Raiders. To make room for Bush, the Cardinals released running back Kerwynn Williams from the 53-man roster and Kelvin Palmer from the practice squad. The Cardinals play at Atlanta Week 13.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Michael Bush visiting Patriots

    After losing LeGarrette Bllount to the Steelers, the Patriots are preparing to host running back Michael Bush for a free-agent visit, reports NFL Network. Bush hasn't averaged 4.0 yards per carry since 2010 with the Raiders, but he has hammered in 23 touchdowns runs over his past four seasons. The Bears released him three weeks ago.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Report: Bears to release Michael Bush

    The Bears will release running back Michael Bush, reports ESPN.com. Bush, 29, averaged 3.1 yards per carry last season and would count $3.85 million against the cap in 2014.

  • by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Bears could make change at No. 2 running back

    Bears running back Michael Bush could be replaced this offseason based on his poor play in 2013 and his salary for next year, reports ESPN. The report says Bush is scheduled to make $3.85 million in 2014, but the Bears might want an upgrade at the No. 2 running back spot behind Matt Forte because Bush's "contributions aren't commensurate" to his cap figure. One option for the Bears to fill that role in house could be Michael Ford. He did well in training camp last season -- he tied Forte for the team lead in preseason rushing -- but the report says he needs to improve his pass protection.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Several role players chip in for Bears

    The Bears received minor contributions from several role players during Sunday's loss to the Packers in Week 17.Backup running back Michael Bush rushed for 11 yards on two carries. Tight end Martellus Bennett caught his only target for 15 yards while Marquess Wilson caught just one pass for a gain of 10 yards. It was Wilson's second reception of the season.