Bear Bites: Bush Played Through Pain

Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read on for the latest on Michael Bush's health, Israel Idonije's swimming plans and how two retired Bears are faring.

  • If Michael Bush's output wasn't quite what was expected last season, there was a good reason. He had an injured rib and broken bone in his shoulder for most of the season. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Israel Idonije will return to Chicago as a Detroit Lion, but also may make another appearance. He promised to jump into Lake Michigan with Mayor Rahm Emanuel if children here hit a certain reading goal. (Pro Football Talk)
  • Former Bear Chris Zorich is in serious financial and legal trouble. His lawyers say what he owes the IRS is much more than he actually has. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • The Bears' practices are now at a faster tempo with Marc Trestman in charge. He isn't the only coach making a major change to practices. (CSN Chicago)
  • Kurt Becker played for the Bears during the 1985 Super Bowl run. Now, he's coaching at East Aurora High School, trying to rebuild their program. (Windy City Gridiron)
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