OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Michael Bush #29 and Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders celebrate after Bush scored on a touchdown on a one yard run against the New York Jets in the fouth quarter during an NFL football game at the O.co Coliseum September 25, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, running back Michael Bush is expected to visit with the Cincinnati Bengals this Monday. Bush, who is reportedly visiting with the Chicago Bears today, has been an expected favorite with the Bengals, employing a running back by committee system with Bernard Scott as Cedric Benson is now without a job, looking for a new home.
Back-to-back: Raiders free-agent RB Michael Bush and Pats RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis visiting the Bengals.
Bush, who played high school and college football at Louisville, generated 977 yards rushing and seven touchdowns, starting nine games after Darren McFadden went down with an early-season injury.
Though he'll be 28 this year, Bush hasn't had a high-number of carries, keeping his overall workload relatively low. In four seasons, all with the Raiders, Bush has posted 21 rushing touchdowns, 2,642 yards rushing and a 4.2 yard/rush average.
Reports also surfaced earlier today that the Bengals will host New England Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis.