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Reggie Bush “uneasy and unsure” with free agency approaching

Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush runs against the San Francisco 49ers  during their NFL football game in San Francisco Reuters

Dolphins running back Reggie Bush isn’t going to meet his goal of leading the league in rushing this season and it doesn’t look like he’ll realize his goal of landing a new long-term deal with the Dolphins either.

There haven’t been any talks about a new deal so far this season, raising the likelihood that Bush is playing his final games with Miami. Bush admitted that his uncertain future has been on his mind of late.

“It’s getting pretty late. It’s getting pretty late,” Bush said, via Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald. “It’s a little uneasy and unsure, but at the same time, exciting, because you know there are opportunities out there. I’d love to stay here, but part of me says, ‘well, there‚Äôs nothing been on the table quite yet.’ I’m remaining optimistic.”

Bush has 791 rushing yards and 227 receiving yards this season, putting him on pace for similar numbers than he had in 2011 for the Dolphins. He wants to be the clear-cut feature back for a winning team and said that those things are more important to him than money, although that might not make it any easier for him to find the gig he desires in a league that has fewer teams running their offenses that way.

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31 Responses to “Reggie Bush “uneasy and unsure” with free agency approaching”
  1. neer music says: Dec 14, 2012 9:43 AM

    i think he could take some of that work load off of percy harvin, and help preserve him throughout the season.

  2. sadskinsfan89 says: Dec 14, 2012 9:51 AM

    He sure would be a nice change of pace from alfred morris. Imagine bush and rg3 in that offense

  3. wayne1693 says: Dec 14, 2012 9:59 AM

    I think it would impress a team if he was willing to go back to [also] returning punts and kick-offs. Some of his most exciting plays on New Orleans were on punts.

  4. canjura says: Dec 14, 2012 10:01 AM

    I’m a Rams fan, but imagine how scary he’d be in a Patriots uniform? He’d fit the Kevin Faulk position the Patriots have missed so perfectly. Can also return punts, which would allow them to let Welker walk if they are truly going down that route.

  5. packerbackernj says: Dec 14, 2012 10:02 AM

    Id take him in gb if the price is right.

  6. nyjets1017 says: Dec 14, 2012 10:14 AM

    All signs of him being a Jet are there. Getting old, was a dolphin and has “big name” value for a headline that Woody loves

  7. ppc50 says: Dec 14, 2012 10:20 AM

    Dump Felix Jones (FA) and Tanner, get Bush to pair up with Murray, with Dunbar as 3rd back. Bush would get plenty of carries, mostly if Murray is injured, as well as splitting carries and he would be the new dynamic punt and KR off returner that they have needed for years. Harris has been good at PR – but Bush would bring it to another level and Harris could concentrate on being #3 WR. I think he would play great on the field surface at Texas Stadium as well.

  8. toddbronson1 says: Dec 14, 2012 10:22 AM

    He’d be a perfect change of pace back in Detroit, with Leshoure. I think he could fill that role they were expecting Best to fill.

  9. prosourcetalk says: Dec 14, 2012 10:24 AM

    He would be a great fit on many teams if he is willing to swallow his pride and admit he’s not an every-down back

  10. mcjon22 says: Dec 14, 2012 10:26 AM

    Reggie is good, but not the play maker he was his first 2 seasons. Factor in his age and injury history, it’ll be tough to get a big money contract from anyone. He’s worth 4 mil a year tops (Darren Sproles money)

  11. cuda1234 says: Dec 14, 2012 10:31 AM

    They Dolphins should have tried to unload him on Green Bay earlier this year when Reggie was inexplicably playing well and the Packers were desperate for bodies. Now they will just cut him and get nothing in return. Well done, Mr. Ireland, well done.

  12. thechronicjoker says: Dec 14, 2012 10:33 AM

    Keep Reggie but dump Thomas he’s the one that hasn’t lived up to his potential
    The question for the dolphins is, ” what college player is the big stud at LEFT TACKEL??? “

  13. Obama's Ballsack says: Dec 14, 2012 10:36 AM

    Reggie Bush is garbage.

  14. kane337 says: Dec 14, 2012 10:44 AM

    Jeff Ireland is a fool if he doesn’t try to re-resign Reggie.

  15. bengalsfranchise says: Dec 14, 2012 10:45 AM

    Welcome to the Jungle!! Bengal Nation would welcome him with open arms!! We need someone to compliment the Law Firm and B Scott is a FA and isn’t the player we hoped for…

  16. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 14, 2012 10:50 AM

    HAHAHA oh man these responses are funny. He says one little blurb and here we have fans from the Redskins, Jets, Rams, Vikings already claiming him.

    Who else wants a shot at the Reggster??

  17. vargavarga says: Dec 14, 2012 10:59 AM

    If the demand for him in free agency is mediocre, I think the Packers give this guy a look.

  18. jaredo10 says: Dec 14, 2012 11:14 AM

    i can see him with the patriots or even the chargers

  19. kegrun says: Dec 14, 2012 11:20 AM

    Welcome to Atlanta Reggie!

  20. canjura says: Dec 14, 2012 11:21 AM

    Rams fan is pitching the Patriots, not the Rams. I think the Rams are set.

  21. RexCanCoach says: Dec 14, 2012 11:22 AM

    Jets fan saying NO to Reggie. Just another version of Shonn Greene, we need to get younger at RB position.

  22. ajb3313 says: Dec 14, 2012 11:34 AM

    I never thought I’d say this, but Reggie Bush is more of an every-down back than he is some gadget player that lines up all over the place. I didn’t realize that until the last half of last season when the Dolphins started feeding him 20+ carries a game. It was like watching a different player. You could actually see him get into a rhythm, which obviously isn’t going to happen for him if he gets 10-12 carries and lines up in different spots on the field.

    That said, he’s assuredly done in Miami. They have too many important pieces (Long, Starks) hitting free agency at the same time and too many needs (WR, OL, CB, S) that will require them to have the flexibility to spend a little.

  23. thundersandpackers says: Dec 14, 2012 11:42 AM

    packers should jump on it

  24. miriam45 says: Dec 14, 2012 12:33 PM

    Sherman’s playcalling was terrible. Should have designed screens and passes in the open to Reggie.

    Tried running him inside all game when he would have been much more dangerous in open spaces.

  25. thelastpieceofcheese says: Dec 14, 2012 1:16 PM

    Reggie Bush to the49ers.

  26. captcrunch5019 says: Dec 14, 2012 2:05 PM

    In any other offense, Bush would have over 1000 yards right now. God forbid if he winds up in New England, there would be no stopping the Pats.
    I suggest signing Bush and running him until he breaks or until he breaks the goal that he thinks he can achieve.

  27. steelerben says: Dec 14, 2012 2:15 PM

    LA Chargers. The Bolts haven’t been the same since Sproles left, and they could get Bush cheap enough to compliment Ryan Matthews.

  28. ranadicus says: Dec 14, 2012 2:16 PM

    Miami isn’t negotiating with any of their free agents right now. It’s pretty standard for them to wait until the season is over. Doesn’t mean anything.

  29. seabronco says: Dec 14, 2012 3:41 PM

    Give Peyton another back!

  30. themagicfanguy says: Dec 14, 2012 11:04 PM

    He’s a perfect fit for GB. I mean come on… They’re using Alex green. Same style, waaaaay more explosive.

  31. randomguy9999 says: Dec 16, 2012 9:34 AM

    he’s not going anywhere…..

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