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Market for Reggie Bush is strong

The market for Reggie Bush is a good one, with multiple teams showing significant interest in the prospective free agent running back.

A source very close to Bush tells me three teams have been talking to Bush agent Joel Segal and that money involved in those talks is significant. The source would provide no details of the money or name the teams but it is clear the interest in Bush isn't just of the making-a-call variety.

The source is, however, telling me the Dolphins are not one of those teams.

Indeed, the source is saying Reggie Bush categorically will not be back in Miami.

Segal has not been available for comment. (Neither have most agents, by the way).

The idea that the Dolphins aren't working to bring Bush back is not unexpected. The club showed zero interest in doing a contract with him during the 2012 season and had only lukewarm interest recently.

The Dolphins expect to address their soon-to-be vacant running back position by giving Lamar Miller (first) and Daniel Thomas (second) the opportunity to win the job. The club might also add a running back either in free agency or the draft.

Bush gained 986 yards on 227 carries (4.3 yards per carry) last season. He scored six touchdowns on the ground and was also the team's fourth-leading pass catcher with 35 receptions for 292 yards and 2 TDs.

It was Bush's second season with Miami. It was also Bush's final season with Miami.

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bobbyd12,

Just checked profootball talk, they report Boldin rejected Ravens offer and "if cut" plans to retire.

Craig uses YG like a pooper scooper on a daily basis. LOLOLOLOL

Reggie is an absolute MUST sign.

While I liked Reggie he was mostly two yards and a cloud of dust. 4.3 is excellent but was gained with a once a game 30 yard run.

Yesterday's Swan,

I'm looking forward to reading countless boring and repetitive posts from you today! Nobody does it better than 'The Master.'


Craig uses YG like a pooper scooper on a daily basis. LOLOLOLOL

Posted by: Isaidit | March 09, 2013 at 02:24 PM

actually, the blog uses craig & his m&m's as their own personal toilet paper.

you must cut of the same cloth as him to think he uses anyone as a pooper scooper. that type being dumb, fat ,ignorant, conceited & arrogant.

Hit the bricks scrub. Craig is ridiculed daily by many. Me included.

Now that I just used you as my personal pooper scooper, you may go hide in the corner with your jeff Ireland doll.

Boldin isnt going from the Super Bowl to the Dullfins for all the money in the world!! Use your heads people!

Reggie is an absolute MUST sign.
Posted by: Shula 73 | March 09, 2013 at 02:26 PM

2012 point scoring stats tend to agree. Bush had 8 tds last season. Without his output 2012's 18ppg decreases to 14ppg.

Even if Wallace comes and scores 8 tds, that puts our offensive scoring for 2013 right back up to 18ppg.

Lamar Miller is a bird in the bush, not a bird in hand. We have no idea what his scoring output would be. Over 4yrs Hartline hasnt proven he could be relied upon to score tds either.

Those trashing Bush's value to the offense, I hope you realize that to even be an effective wildcard playoff team. Your offense better had average at least 25ppg.

You saw the damn playoffs and sb. You better be worried. You had better be well damn worried.


Boldin isnt going from the Super Bowl to the Dullfins for all the money in the world!! Use your heads people!

Posted by: Get Sense | March 09, 2013 at 02:30 PM

be prpared to be told youre wrong by his royal highness.

POST OF THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Hit the bricks scrub. Craig is ridiculed daily by many. Me included.
Now that I just used you as my personal pooper scooper, you may go hide in the corner with your jeff Ireland doll."

Posted by: truth hurts | March 09, 2013 at 02:30 PM

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Listen to 560am they are saying they have info from someone they will not say but they trust him and he is saying mike Wallace to Miami is a done deal on 5 year deal between 55 to 60 million 30plus in gt money don't believe me just turn to 560am and listen

Jesus Christ people with intelligence can ot even read comments around here..because you read one of YGs many many many many many many many RETARDO, ozarkstupidlikedooshbagfaggot posts and you instantly go slightly numb in the brain.

It's not surprising that Fireland doesn't understand or appreciate the value of Reggie Bush. Maddening that he's still the GM? yes. Surprising? no.

Fully expect him to low-ball Mike Wallace and probably Jennings before they both sign elsewhere.

Sorry, I didn't mean for anyone to think I meant we should go after Boldin. Just passing on news that he was released

Hell, somebody signs SS, we essentially have NO CBs. My God!

Craig M | March 09, 2013 at 01:22 PM

Nice job exposing YG for the sad sap that he is.

Zinga,

Newsflash.....he's using other names to try and make his case too (like we didn't already know). It's no mystery to those of us who post regularly here. It seems it necessary to make him feel better.

But don't 'fukk with him today'.....he's just not in the mood for it. Let's all walk on egg shells to keep him happy.

cmon folks, Bush is a good back but not worth the money he wants.....I'm sure Miami realizes Thomas' shortcomings......they'll draft a RB in the mid rounds and/or bring in a FA--nice run by Reggie, I like him, but not at that kind of money.

Listen to 560am they are saying they have info from someone they will not say but they trust him and he is saying mike Wallace to Miami is a done deal on 5 year deal between 55 to 60 million 30plus in gt money don't believe me just turn to 560am and listen

Dennis,

Those numbers sound right & I believe he already has a deal in place with a team. Going to have to wait until Tuesday to see if the deal is with us.

AGREED on the RB from ND. If he didn't get injured, he was a 2-3 rounder. He runs hard, and is fast. Do not overlook him, plus RB are easier to draft than other positions.

Canadians talking Miami football? HILARIOUS!

Oscar the only way I'd condone signing Sean Smith is for minimum free agent nickle corner money. Nothing more. He does not pick off the ball, can barely tackle, and gets victimized in coverage. He's an adaquate man coverage player against large possession receivers.

This was a contract year for him and he did not rise to the occasion. That's very telling.

Allowing Bush to walk, now the genius Jeff Ireland needs to find a away to add 11ppg to this team's offense, just to make us a legit wildcard playoff team.
Simple Math for dummies says:

25ppg = playoffs

18ppg = 2012 offense

18ppg - 4ppg(Bush) = 14ppgm

25ppgm(wildcard playoffs)- 14ppgm(w/o Bush)

= -11ppg(to become wc playoffs)

There you have it, the simple mathematics of it.

At the end of he season(18ppg) we were only 7ppg from 25ppg(to be a wc playoff team). Without Bush, overnight we are now 11ppg away. Bush put us 4ppg closer to becoming a wc team. We now lose that.

Immediate good starters options on SS, Darkoak?

"It's not surprising that Fireland doesn't understand or appreciate the value of Reggie Bush. Maddening that he's still the GM? yes. Surprising? no.

Fully expect him to low-ball Mike Wallace and probably Jennings before they both sign elsewhere."

Fireland,

Just found out yesterday that Matt Millen was in Detroit for seven years so that's absurd.

I think it's a possibility that we might have all been wrong about him.

Two NFL coaches with experience on Super Bowl winning teams have jettisoned Bush. But of course, YesterGiggle knows better than they do.

I like the way Patterson played last year

the amount the RBs age in a year is amazing......solid/good RBs one year can be shot 1-2 years later--1 or 2 injuries, even minor ones, can have a huge affect.......we've all seen it......top 10 rushers in 2010, just TWO seasons ago, include MJD, Michael Turner, Mendenhall, Jackson, Bradshaw.....11 was Hillis--look at those players now--other stars that faded quickly were Ronnie Brown, B Westbrook, P Holmes--cant overpay for Bush at this point.

Bush is Tannehill's safety valve. Tanny will be a lot worse without Reggie.

And move on to other younger players to fill Bush's situational running role. He was a good player but not an every down back. He's in his last contract age group, would you give him 5 years and 37 million? That's a wild guess but that's about what I think he could get if he's patient.

Zinga,

Don't argue with him. He's on his period today...

Hartline and Bess are horrible run blockers. Holefully he can go to.a Team where he doesn't have to do it all himself.
To Ireland, please draft receivers who can run block, Hartline and Bess are pitiful.

The NFL has lost out big time by overlooking YG as a HC/GM candidate that would have given the NFL a team with 10 straight SB victories....led by his favs Stanzi, Vince Young, Sparano and Teo.

Miller cant block a lick either.

Posted by: Dennis | March 09, 2013 at 02:38 PM

Like I said, Wallace only represents the 8 tds we lose allowing Bush to walk. That puts us right back at 18ppg. We still need to avg 7pts more per game to become a legit wildcard team(25ppg).

So, those happy with Bush departing, you'll be crying yourseves a river come December.

This offense still would need to score 16 more tds, even with Wallace's production, to reach 25ppg. So tell me geniuses, where's that output coming from?

I sure hope Hartline can add 8tds and Miller add 8tds too. If not, back to talking draft in December.

Heck, I'd take YG over Irescum for GM 8 days a week!!

hey YG, dopey, nobody is happy that Bush is departing......agree he's a good player and valuable, just cant sign him at the money he wants, thats all--not an issue of him, but the contract......as it almost always is.

I'm sure you'll be right here remind of it come December YG. God knows you're right on SO many of your predictions.

Jesus, you'd think we jusr resigned Ted Ginn and we're letting Barry Sanders walk, the way this guy goes on about this stuff.

What was Jeff Ireland thinking, not consulting with you first. Big mistake, I fear!

Yup, Tannehill will need to throw at least 29tds this year to approach being a bonafide playoff team. He threw 13 tds in 2012. Thats a huge leap for a qb throwing only 13 tds the year prior.

We should draft about 9th to 16th in 2014. Anyone have an idea who we should take? May as well start talking 2014 draft right now.

It don't matter about Sean Smith. There is far to many options just as good as Smith and at better value

Sounds like he's got it all worked out. No need to even play the season, I guess. The math's all there.

Too bad NONE of it adds up.

Ireland is a mistake!! He cant do anything right....reminds me of Dennis the Menace....


YG has it all wrong of course to assume getting rid of a player means you lose his contribution. That is a view into his pessimistic character. The thought doesn't occur to him that the player that replaces the jettisoned player may be better, may be a gain, which is what the goal is, to to better.

YG will be the first one to say we need more points, yet is against replacing out current point scorers. So what is the alternative?

New math by YG essentially works like this:

3 - 1 + 1 = 2

He doesn't see the plus one in the equation.

Posted by: Craig M | March 09, 2013 at 03:00 PM

My greatest predicition of all:

You far overpaid for your Jeff Ireland doll, didnt you?

That's not our fault.

There is a distinct anti-Ireland bias to the degree that any move will be panned.

When Sean Payton lets Reggie go, nobody questions him. When Ireland does it, the whole world (YG) thinks they know better.

Mando, stop with the doom/gloom handwringing "now Miami isnt in the top 5 in cap room" gig--after signing several of their FAs, of course they're not......but isnt that more than obvious? (uh, we do need money to sign those FAs)--ie. why point it out like its some big worrisome point, when we all knew that some of the original cap $ was/needed to get used to sign some of these players, plus we still have plenty of cap room left to sign others we want--i just dont get your point, or why its important, why state the obvious?

Posted by: Zinga | March 09, 2013 at 03:04 PM

Like Ireland, you seem to be bird in the bush, instead of Bush in hand.

Jesus, are they handing these Jeff Ireland dolls out for free? I still dont want one!

If I remember correctly, Miller was more effective than Bush. Doesn't that mean you'd have to be a serious fool (YG). not to start him?

Zinga,

You're dead right. Since when could you just assume what a guy did the previous season was what he would do the following season? Injuries, slumps, coach doghouses, age, schedule, all play a part in it.

It's a big jigsaw puzzle. Running backs have short careers. We got two good years out of Bush. He doesn't owe us anything. Time to move on. I guess the Panthers were dead right to have given D. Williams that big contract a few years ago. Think they'd like to have that one back? Looks like the Eagles were wrong to have given Vick that $100 mil contract. We'll be just fine without Bush and if not, we'll have to find his replacement next year.

Posted by: Zinga | March 09, 2013 at 03:06 PM

HUH...................... the same Sean Payton who won a super bowl? You comparing him to Ireland who's never been part of even one playoff win in neither Dallas or Miami?

Youre the same guy who was just trying to do math on the blog board right?

YG,

'Don't fukk with me today. This isn't the time or day.'.....LMFAO.

YG's pretzel logic on how to score more points:

1. Don't resign our most productive receiver.
2. Don't start our most effective running back

You guys should cut YG some slack. Think about his situation for a moment: Here's a guy who literally spends a HUGE chunk of his existence on this planet furiously typing away on a football message board. A ludicrous amount of time, actually.

He can't possibly have gainful employment or much (if any) of a social life. This blog IS much of his life and any joy he once derived from watching what is in essence a completely meaningless GAME has been replaced with a sort of madness--an addict-level psychosis where he feels a compulsion to scutinize/criticize/obsess/comment over every detail even though he'll never be any closer to it than his couch and a TV.

It's pretty sad, fellas. Would YOU want to walk in those shoes?

YG,

Ireland is not the coach of the team. He is the general manager. Strange you didn't know that. Philbin is the head coach of the team (look it up). Philibin coached on a SB winning team. (look that up too)

YG is so hell bent on criticizing everything he can for any reason that i n the end, this leads him to contradict himself inside out and outside in, like a pretzel.

Zinga,

YG thinks because Hartline only had one TD last year that he's destined to only have one going forward. He doesn't understand we had a rookie HC, a rookie QB and no real weapons on offence. He's resigned to the fact that reagrdless of what else we do on offence this offseason, Hartline won't have any more TD's next year.

But he has been wrong before....

Posted by: I Pity The Poor Soul | March 09, 2013 at 03:13 PM

Barbra Walters, is it you hon', Hon' is you?

Where have you been? Youre the best toe sucker Ive ever had. Will you give me another chance? Purty pleeze??????????????????????????????????

Zinga,

YG has told us REPEATEDLY that players don't want to play for Jeff Ireland. That he 'direspects all the stars'. I'm assuming he's talking about guys like Marshall and Bush.

He doesn't realize that our HC doesn't want these guys on the team. He didn't want Davis on the team either. Or Ocho Cinco. But let's pretend it's all about Jeff Ireland 'disrespecting the stars'.

Craig

I'm not sure that is it. I think YG comes here to impress us as being the grand ol pappy of the blog. At any given time he has two or three naive bloggers worshiping him, until they figure out the guy is a fool and is only going to laugh in their faces for having an opinion he had (past tense) only a day ago.

It's just a game with him here, There is no logic or reasoning, beyond him having an urgent need to be looked up to by anonymous bloggers.

Posted by: Craig M | March 09, 2013 at 03:20 PM

Absolutely love when youre talking about me. Its the only break this blog gets on you spewing your absolute nonesense. That and when you actually leave. Im not counting your aliases you sign under when still here.

Go give Child Predator alligator Mark a big hug and kiss. Youre the perfect couple. LOL....

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