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Michael Bush among additions to PFT’s All-Unemployed Team

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With running back Ryan Williams set to join Dallas and wide receivers Earl Bennett and Miles Austin signing with Cleveland, PFT’s All-Unemployed Team had some open roster spots.

But not anymore.

Ex-Bears tailback Michael Bush replaces Williams on our squad, which aims to highlight some of the best veteran talent still available in free agency. Bush, who turns 30 in June, has rushed for 3,250 yards and 29 touchdowns since joining the NFL in 2007. Overall, the 6-foot-1, 245-pound Louisville product has averaged a solid 4.0 yards per carry in his career, though he was limited to a career-worst 3.1 yards per attempt a season ago in a reserve role for Chicago.

At wide receiver, we’ve added ex-Browns wideout Greg Little and ex-Jaguars receiver Jeremy Ebert.

Waived Friday by Cleveland, the 24-year-old Little can be claimed by any team by 4 p.m. Eastern on Monday. Any claiming club would have to assume his 2014 salary ($753,750, per NFLPA data), and his contract expires after the season. His youth, durability and production probably merit him a roster spot, if not a prominent passing game role.

Ebert (6-0, 195) has NFL experience with Jacksonville and New England and is still relatively young (25 years old).

Finally, a few words on Williams, Austin and Bennett. All three landed on teams that had clear needs at their positions. The Browns’ potential receiving depth issues are no secret, but the Cowboys’ RB depth also needed a little lift, too. All three players could very well make the 53-player roster with their new clubs.

When joining a team after the draft, it’s hard to ask for much more.

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10 Responses to “Michael Bush among additions to PFT’s All-Unemployed Team”
  1. oldcracker says: May 18, 2014 1:44 PM

    Some team should try Little as a RB or blocking TE. While he does have trouble catching the ball, he sure can block.

  2. psj3809 says: May 18, 2014 1:58 PM

    Always wondered why he left Oakland to be a backup with Chicago. Had some good moments in Oakland and it’s a shame he won’t be back there. Another case of the grass isn’t always greener on the other side wen you leave.

  3. chinahand11 says: May 18, 2014 2:24 PM

    I’ve been following Michael since high school, when he was a QB. Played against Brian Brohm in a “Game of the Century.” I hope he catches on with someone.

  4. theycallmeyango says: May 18, 2014 2:28 PM

    For some reason I thought Bush signed with the Pats. Did he take a visit there? Maybe that’s what I’m thinking about

  5. dccowboy says: May 18, 2014 2:30 PM

    Dallas has 3 good RBs already and two rookies who have talent. Exactly why do you think Dallas RB squad ‘needs a little lift’?

  6. bassplucker says: May 18, 2014 3:34 PM

    The softest 245-lb RB in the history of the game. He was a major letdown for the Bears.

  7. jojopuppyfish says: May 18, 2014 7:42 PM

    Michael Bush was a big disappointment for the bears

  8. DitkasHair says: May 18, 2014 8:41 PM

    Michael Bush? Really, you WANT to go there?

  9. calvinthegreat81 says: May 18, 2014 11:05 PM

    Yeah I don’t think he does either

  10. wnstonchill says: May 19, 2014 5:08 AM

    Michael Bush was an insurance policy in case of injury to Matt Forte. He was a $3 million / year CAP hit, which is why he’s no longer with the Bears. He’s still got some game left in him. He needs to get some carries with a team who needs a starting RB.

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