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Michael Bush fills in for Matt Forte

Updated: May 23, 2012, 8:16 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- As expected, Matt Forte was not present at the Chicago Bears' second organized team activity on Wednesday, which allowed free agent addition Michael Bush to continue taking first-team reps at running back.

Forte will not report to the Bears until he signs the $7.7 million franchise tag tender the club placed on him in early March, or unless the two sides can negotiate a long-term deal before the July 16 deadline.

At this point, barring a new deal in place, ...

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