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Reggie Bush to Lions a possibility

Last week the Dolphins reached out to Reggie Bush about contract talks for the first time -- including the 2012 season -- but while both parties were talking, they both might have been glancing at other possibilities as well.

You know the Dolphins have options what with free agency, the draft, and, of course, the fact Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas, Marcus Thigpen and Jonas Gray are still on the team. And Miller is a favorite of the personnel department.

But Bush apparently has options as well.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have interest in Bush as a potential free agent and that interest is "real."

The report acknowledges that Bush will be looking to at least match his 2012 salary or be close to it -- in the $5 million range. But that might not be an issue because the team's stated philosophy is, according to the paper, surrounding quarterback Matthew Stafford with talent.

"... the Lions' M.O. in recent years has been to try to surround Matthew Stafford with as much talent as possible (drafting Jahvid Best, Titus Young, Mikel Leshoure, Riley Reiff and Ryan Broyles, etc.), and that's not about to change."

I don't want to be a smartaleck, but check that list again. Seems to me the Lions philosophy has actually been to add as many weapons that don't actually contribute all that much.

Bush, meanwhile, may have other suitors as well, I'm told.

He'd like to play in New York so that opens a couple of avenues. He'd like to play for a winner, which might include the Falcons in the mix.

But at $5 million a year? His agent Joel Segal is a genius if he gets it.

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I don't see that mock happening. Eiftert, Hunter, Motta, and Franklin will all likely be gone. It would be great, but not happening imo.

That mock was done by someone who fogot that there are another 31 teams in the NFL. If Franklin--who btw was one of the best RB's in the country fell to the 4th round what does that say about Ireland trading up to the 2nd to take Daniel Thomas who had a slow 40 time???

Right now I can see Stepfan Taylor MAYBE sliding to the 3rd unless he puts up a better 40 time in his Pro-Day workout. However I think I still see him being taken in the bottom of the 2nd.

With no real team weaknesses, the Niners can even use one of their 2nd rd picks to move back into the bottom of the 1st rd. Or even use one of thier 2nd rd'ers to move up in the 1st rd.

The Niners fresh off of a sb appearance and getting a 2nd rd pick from the worst team in the league, coud get a little scary. LOL...

Look everyone, the NFL is a business. In my opinion, from a business standpoint, Bush is not worth the $5 mil a year and Long isn't worth the $10 mil he wants, and there is no way I would pay Smith the $8 mil based on performance. Starks on the other hand, you don't find Defensive Tackles like him in the draft and the D-line is important especially in a 4-3 scheme. From a Football standpoint, you don't want to lose these guys. They have contributed in their own way. I do agree that Bush dances way too much and I'm always yelling at the TV for Bush to just hit the hole and get the 2-3 yards instead of dancing and losing 2-5 yards. Asomuah of Philly just got let go and I'd rather pay him the $8 mil. Nate Garner did fine at RT the last 4 games, and I'm sure he'd be willing to sign for $2-3 mil a year to be back. We need to go after a WR, TE, CB in FA and draft a few in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Signing Freeny to a 1 yr deal to be opposite Cam Wake would be good too. I'm optimistic about the draft and Free Agency, so we will have to wait until next week to see what happens. Like they say in the Pro Sports Business; "You're only worth $xx Million, if someone is willing to pay you $xx Million." And I wouldn't overpay for above average talent.

Win, lose, or tie... Dolphins til I die!! (since 1980)

I'm so sick of the 'reports' already. As much as he tries to be Adam Schefter, Ian Rappaport contradicts himself every day. One day Steve Jacskon is staying in St. Louis & now he's going to void his deal??? The guy does too much speculating & not enough eporting.

Just the fact that he mentioned Mike Wallace & the Patriots proves he's throwing sh#t against the wall. The day the Patriots shell out $11-12 Million for a WR will be the day after Kraft has sold the team. Maybe Greg Jennings if he takes a discount to win which I don't expect but they still need to pay Welker first. I think Hartline makes a lot of sense if they can get him to come down from $6 Million to contend for a SB every year. Hell...I'd want to play for them as long as Belichick & Brady are there.

Still chasing tails, I see....

Right now aside from the Alex Smith thing, which seems to have some validity, everything being put out there is subject to further interpretation...

Report: "Dolphins looking at free-agent wide receivers"

Really??

Goodness that cat must have been paid a bundle to come up with that priceless nugget.

I am really starting to hate the dolphins and their fans. When every1 screamed to trade ted gin I said it was a mistake (he wasn't a number one and a low end number# 2), Marshall had ZERO help. You trade vonate and smith gets pick on so much.... He give up the most first downs of any corner in the league. No again with R. Bush 5 mil a year is really not much (am I say pay him without question no but he is a better back than miller) someone on here had the gull to say he was less talented . Miller is not at UM right now keep bush for a another year or 2 and let miller SHOW he can be a starter. See how GB don't even want to loss Jennings and they have WR that can replace him? that how you run a team try to retain your talent. Foolish dolphins and fans. Keep bush (try to work something out with long and starks) Hartline is the exception cause I believe him more a product of T-Hill as his talent doesn't measure up to his production. Smith.....don't even talk to his agent he hurt us more than he helped. Improve the team (that mean keep your good parts and add to them.) Bush, starks and Long where good....hurt but good none-the less. Just get a price that works. I would rather sign bush and leave him at WR than keep Hartline.

Man, I'm just amazed at all the blind morons hating on Bush using 3 year old talking points to support their blabbering. You guys should try watching a game or 2 - and try to make it a RECENT one.

THE DOLPHINS NEED REGGIE BUSH GUYS I'M SORRY BUT MILLER IS NOT READY YET AND I DO AGREE HE IS THE REPLACEMENT IN THE FUTURE, BUT NOT NOW. THOMAS IS GARBAGE AND MAY NOT MAKE IT PASS OTA WITHOUT GETTER HURT! AGAIN! GETTING ANOTHER ROOKIE RB RIGHT NOW IS BAD FOR THE TEAM AND FOR MILLER IN THE FUTURE. NOW THE TEAM DOES NEED ANOTHER BIG BACK WHO PUNISHES LB, THAT WILL BE OKAY BUT THIS IS A PASSING LEAGUE AND BUSH IS AN EXCELLENT THREAT AS BOTH. NOW I DON'T WANT THE DOLPHINS TO OVER SPEND FOR BUSH BUT IF THEY CAN REWARD HIM WITH GOOD INCENTIVES THAN KEEP HIM DON'T JUST LET HIM WALK. IF IRELAND CAN LAND WALLACE,RESIGN HARTLINE,BUSH AND STARKS GREAT. THEN DRAFT A PASS RUSHER IN 1ST ROUND. I WOULD OFFER #1 PICK IN 2014 AND A 2ND PICK THIS YEAR TO MOVE UP INTHE DRAFT AND HAVE 2 # 1 PICKS THIS YEAR. DRAFT DE AND AUSTIN. WITH SECOND RD PICK SIGN CB OR TE AND WITH 2 3RD'S GET ANOTHER CB AND OL AND LATER ROUNDS DRAFT 2 LB AND DL. THIS WILL IMPROVE THIS TEAM 3-5 MORE VICTORIES NEXT YEAR AND A PLAYOFF BERTH. THE AFC IS GETTING OLD AND THE NFC IS GETTING STRONG. THE DOLPHINS ARE YOUNG BUT NOT ENOUGH TALENT. THAT'S WHY WE STILL NEED REGGIE!!

And Ireland could not trade him last year prior to the deadline and get much needed picks? IDIOT!

See Baalke and Harbaugh in SF. 15 PICKS!!!!!! 2 of them in the first 34. That is how you build a champion. When Harbaugh arrived Smith was on his way out, deemed a bust. Now he get a 2nd and 3rd next year. Genius!

It just makes me sick Ireland could not deal Bush AND Long for picks. Simply bad management.

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