Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears released running back Michael Bush on Monday.

Bush appeared in 15 games for the Bears last season and rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns on 63 carries and added four catches for 48 yards and a score as the primary backup to Matt Forte.

Over six NFL seasons, the 29-year-old Louisville product has racked up 3,250 rushing yards and 29 TDs on 809 carries. He's also caught 104 passes for 1,010 yards and two touchdowns in 89 games (20 starts) with Chicago and Oakland.