Posted by Evan Silva on March 22, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT
The Bears’ Wednesday signing of running backMichael Bush was at first perceived as a sort of insurance policy for unsigned franchise player Matt Forte. Bush could be Forte’s backup, giving Chicago a starting-capable runner in the event of another Forte injury, and also provide the Bears with some negotiating leverage in long-term contract talks with Forte.
But perhaps there’s more to it. Perhaps the Bears don’t want to sign Forte long term, at all.