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Bears coaches surprised by Michael Bush's versatility

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Michael Bush is turning heads for a surprising reason in his initial workouts with the Chicago Bears.

The running back, signed as an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, has impressed coaches with his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.

Len Pasquarelli of The Sports Xchange called it "an epiphany of sorts to some coaches" on Chicago's staff.

Though the Bears ostensibly signed Bush as a power runner to complement starter Matt Forte, Bush showed signs of a more varied game when he had a career-high 37 receptions last season with the Oakland Raiders.

Forte -- who is not participating in OTAs due to a contract dispute -- is known as one of the best receivers out of the backfield in the game. If Forte's squabbles with management take a nastier turn, Bush's apparent versatility should help them keep their offensive gameplan in place.

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