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Dolphins talk contract with Bush's representation

It's been an on-going drama (among fans) this offseason whether the Dolphins want running back Reggie Bush back or not. And part of the narrative is that the team has not shown Bush any love because they didn't offer the former Heisman Trophy winner a contract during the season or even in the weeks after the season.

Guess what?

In the last week the Dolphins and Bush's agent Joel Segal discussed a deal for Bush.

So there is interest by the Dolphins to retain Bush.

But how intense is that interest?

As I have reported and is apparently confirmed by Miami's approach, the Dolphins have a price set for Bush. The team wants Bush. But the Dolphins want Bush at their price.

What does that mean?

It means the Dolphins are comfortable with the idea of having Lamar Miller take the reins as the lead back. Bush, according to general manager Jeff Ireland, is seemingly more suited to a third-down spot or some role slotted as a receiver.

"You’d love to have his skill set on the football team," Ireland said. "I mean Reggie has a unique set of skill sets.  He’s been a receiver, he’s been a primary running back.  So I definitely see a role for that type of skill set."

How Bush would be used exactly is a coaching question. Whether he'll be available to be used is a personnel question and on that front the personnel department's price point for Bush doesn't seem to quite rise to the $5 million per year Bush has been averaging the past couple of seasons -- not when he's not certain of being the lead back.

Bush, meanwhile, obviously wants a raise.

So where does that leave everyone?

Well, the Dolphins are interested in Bush. To a degree. His representation is interested in getting Bush back to Miami -- but only if the price is right for them.

Seems they have more talking to do or will need the market to help set parameters for Bush's next deal.

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Rubbish...

Good bye reggie bush now I have another wasted jersey

Who the hell wants a fast o line man talking about a big mans 40 time is freakin retarded

Oscar what's your 40 time man you seem like a 4'8 guy

Chance Warmack is a cow and he proved it yesterday. Our G is Jonathan Cooper, ballet-dancers feet, terrific Athlete gets to 2nd level in a hurry. Perfect for zone-blocking.

No hard feelings Reggie if the story is true. You are very good at times but it's mostly the other times where your mostly not a factor that is the problem. Too much dancing in the hole and coughing up the football didn't help either. Call the Lions and see if they want to pay a 3rd down back 5 mil or more buddy.

None of the TEs were very fast however Gavin Escobar looks very quick, runs crisp routes with good hands.

Forget the past, dads. You up to these Players I'm talking about?

Anybody else here watches film on Playes besides YG and I? If you do, let me know your impressions of the Players I mentioned above(Theme for discussion).

You afraid to be wrong? Don't. That' the only way to learn.

Bush might be a "nice guy", but unlike most RB who hit the hole running, Bush always does a 10-yard dance behind the scrimmage line before he launches forward for minimal gain. That always drove me nuts.

I can't wait to see Goodwin run today the kid is a burner

This is the underware olympics

Austin is up

4.25 for tavon austin

Steadman runs a 4.57 not very fast

Austin can replace bush

Marquise Goodwin runs a 4.25 very very fast wr Texas 5'9 183

Hopkins from Clemson runs a 4.50 not bad he's a playmaker

Boy this is fun

3 4.2s at our disposal. Prefer Wallace. Bigger, more experienced.

Of course, you have to put the pads on them.

Tavon Austin, 4.25 unofficial 40 time.

Miller Time

We are so lucky we got our qb last year this year there is nothing

I'm guessing Austin would be just slightly more elusive than Bess. wow 4.25

Steadman Bailey looks strong as hell.

QBs seem sukkky.

Imagine both Austin and baily in rounds 2 and 3 along with Jennings , bess , Mathews , hartline I believe that would do it

No doubt, best receivers Today, DeAndre Hopkins and Steadman.

We are solid at WR, let's not waste FA money on prima donna Wallace. Sign Long, get DE and CB and we are set.

Sounds good Mark although we have to get a cb somewhere.

Boy oh boy 61 days will take forever wont it

I'm thinking Dee Milliner at 12 overall and another cb in round 2 or 3 or maybe honey badger in the 4th

I would also keep d. Patterson and not cut him

We can not miss this year and neither can Mr. Jeff if he does he's gone this team must get over the hump it's not an option we are all in

Some hge DE's weighing in Today, 270s-280's. We need one of those.

If we don't sign Reggie, he will go to NE and become our #1 headache.

Milliner would be fine if he fall to us. It's doubtful though. If he's not there do we go with Rhodes or wait until the 2nd for guys like Banks or Trufant.

Ross is too cheap to even pay Bush? WOW!


Some hge DE's weighing in Today, 270s-280's. We need one of those.

Posted by: oscar canosa | February 24, 2013 at 11:12 AM

It's funny you mention that when Odrick is talking about losing 20lbs if he doesn't get moved inside.

Do we really need another 100 million posts saying Milliner would be great but it's doubtful he'll fall to us?

Why not say it would be nice if we could trade Daniel Thomas in an even swap for AP?

Good thing the Canes lost yesterday and ended their sick winning streak. This will revitalize them as they get ready for March Madness! Cant wait! Dwayne Wade, King James, Chris Bosh, and Mickey Arison show up at most of their home games. GO CANES GO HEAT!!!!!!! Miami is THE basketball hotbed!


Do we really need another 100 million posts saying Milliner would be great but it's doubtful he'll fall to us?

Why not say it would be nice if we could trade Daniel Thomas in an even swap for AP?

Posted by: Sheeeeeesh | February 24, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Why do we need another 100 bilion posters who hide behind a fake name and add nothing to the blog but negative comments????

No way Odrick matches Starks strenght, Rick. And he's not a great pass rusher either. IMO, he's in Limbo.

Our QB's are always sukkky.

That pats are not going to pay reggie bush if he goes there it will be for a ring

The Packers will offer Bush 7-8 mill.

The jets want Matt Moore

Well I'm with you oscar. I would prefer to have a true DE who uses strength not finesse to get to the qb.

Odrick's plan if he stays at DE is to lose weight so he can be a litte quicker.

The DE I have in mind for Us is tall, 6-5, 6-6, 270-280 pounds that can pass rush. There are 3 of those in this Draft.

Corrdarrrelle Patterson can fly 4.37 wowwwwwww

Hard to believe what a mess Ross has made of this franchise. Losing Brandon Marshall and now maybe Reggie? Egnew will not even make the roster this year. And D Thomas shouldnt either.

Man fast wide receivers this year our front office knows their stuff

The Pats have a bunch of rb's already. I think a couple were fairly high draft picks.

Sub 4.4s all over the place

I keep hearing 'you need to playmakers to win in this league'.....'It's a passing league'.....blah, blah, blah....

So why are 8 of the first 12 picks projected to be linemen?

No question THIS team needs playmakers but I also don't buy all this other crap that's been spewed...it's nonsense.

Clyde Gates was a speedster. WOW

You guys are always so scared of the Pats and Jets getting our players. It's laughable really...I don't waste a single second on thinking where the Phins castoffs might end up. We traded one good player that has been decent the last 10 years to both teams. What player would go to play back up QB for Sanchez after what they did to Tebow last year?

That will be absurd if Ross doesnt pay Bush with so much empty cap space.

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