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Door slams on Reggie Bush in Miami, opens elsewhere

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It’s clear at this point the Dolphins are going to aggressively pursue a playmaker on offense.

But it’s equally clear that they’re willing to let one walk out the door.

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, three teams have expressed a willingness to pay Bush “significant” money, but that the Dolphins are none of them.

In fact, Salguero’s source said Bush “categorically will not be back in Miami.”

The are teams with a glaring need for a player such as Bush (cough, Lions, cough), but the Dolphins appear ready to hand the ball to Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas and proceed.

Bush was a productive runner and receiver for the Dolphins, but he’s going to have to take his show on the road next year, and wait until Tuesday to do it.

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24 Responses to “Door slams on Reggie Bush in Miami, opens elsewhere”
  1. silverhornet says: Mar 9, 2013 1:14 PM

    Good luck Reggie. You were all class while in Miami.

  2. 69finfan says: Mar 9, 2013 1:19 PM

    Reggie, thanks for your time and effort in Miami. Good luck in your future endeavors. Fins Up!

  3. adadfff says: Mar 9, 2013 1:19 PM

    I’d like to see Reggie in Chicago or Seattle as a compliment to their existing run games. Could be explosive.

  4. pancanfinfan says: Mar 9, 2013 1:20 PM

    Reggie has a few bullets left in his gun but not many…he.was a good teammates and I hope he does well elsewhere. If signed to a significant contract, dolphins will be awarded another pick. This is good player mgmnt by Ireland.

  5. jdavis20 says: Mar 9, 2013 1:29 PM

    Detroit is his #1 destination according to multiple sources. The Lions had a Reggie Bush in Jahvid Best but he won’t play again so signing Reggie Bush will do for us what Marshall Faulk did for St. Louis- Give a 4-12 team with a potent passing attack that extra dimension that they didn’t have the year prior and puts them into the playoffs and beyond.

  6. dwight123 says: Mar 9, 2013 1:31 PM

    Thanks for the hard work and effort Reggie,A true shame that the front Office doesn’t see your value to the team.

  7. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 9, 2013 1:34 PM

    Can’t think of too many ways that would piss me off more than for the Lions to use up a giant chunk of money on yet again another veteran castoff of another team. Same old Lions if they do it yet again.

  8. phillyrick22 says: Mar 9, 2013 1:36 PM

    Always been a fan!
    Any team will benefit from this dude ..

  9. mjkelly77 says: Mar 9, 2013 1:45 PM

    Reggie will be a very productive hero in Detroit.

    Reggie Jax almost took one out of the park when he hit the light tower in the ’71 All Star game in old Tiger Stadium.

    Reggie Bush will soon be takin’ it to the house at Ford Field. Can’t wait.

  10. allgrls says: Mar 9, 2013 1:46 PM

    Welcome to Motown, you will find Megatron, Suh and Stafford to be great teammates!

  11. tigers182 says: Mar 9, 2013 1:49 PM

    Everyone nationally is saying Bush to Detroit, but it’s not even talked about as a possibility in Detroit.

  12. dwnhillwhaler says: Mar 9, 2013 1:50 PM

    Good luck Reggie, you were nothing but a performer in Mia we appreciated your time here but as we all know and as you figured out in college this is a business, glad to see Mia realize this and move on instead of holding on too long to guys like ricky and ronnie

  13. jwcarlson says: Mar 9, 2013 1:53 PM

    He really surprised me with his production in Miami. A bit of a head scratcher as to why they are letting him walk, but they probably don’t want him to be the lead back. He, of course, wants to be the lead back and also be compensated accordingly.

  14. wannstache says: Mar 9, 2013 1:58 PM

    Typical Jeff Ireland move. He lets talented players leave and then replaces them with less talented, back-up quality players (see Vontae & Brandon). I wasn’t a big Bush fan, but he was at least a home-run threat. The downgrade continues.

  15. lionsfan2086 says: Mar 9, 2013 2:11 PM

    Reggie would be too expensive for a Detroit team that has many needs elsewhere. I’d rather see us draft a speed back that can catch who would be a younger, cheaper alternative to Bush.

  16. thechronicjoker says: Mar 9, 2013 2:11 PM

    Mistake. Big Mistake…Bush has the talent he just wasn’t utilized right. Thomas wont make 700 yards this year, and Miller better step up real quick. Our running game is gonna suck. Tannerhill better pass for 5000 yards this year

  17. Max says: Mar 9, 2013 2:19 PM

    Reggie thank you for your time in Miami, you were great on and off the field as a professional. All the best.

    I hope you choose a team that will feature you similar to how the Saints and Eagles featured Sproles and McCoy in the passing game.

    I truly hope you go into a situation that you can be the guy!

  18. eatitfanboy says: Mar 9, 2013 2:25 PM

    Well, it’s been a couple of years, I guess Salguero is due to be right about something again.

    So, we’ll see.

  19. mazblast says: Mar 9, 2013 2:31 PM

    Time and history (actual or revisionist) will tell whether Bush was misused in his time in Miami, or whether he has no big-play bullets left in his armament.

    Personally, I suspect the latter. He never really produced as much as was expected in New Orleans, but that may have been a case of overly heightened expectations, which in turn may have been a product of where he went to school and how much hype he got there. He never produced the big plays expected in Miami, period.

  20. Bruce G. Owens Jr says: Mar 9, 2013 2:32 PM

    I love Reggie but I question his durability especially as he gets older. Miami made the right move.

  21. paredskinwarrior1985 says: Mar 9, 2013 2:33 PM

    he will be the speed and receiverguy in Washington behind morris book it he wants to play with weapon x RG3

  22. samoanjungle says: Mar 9, 2013 2:47 PM

    My Bengals need to step up. They need him and have plenty of cap space. Won’t happen tho

  23. cornersss says: Mar 9, 2013 3:56 PM

    “I love Reggie but I question his durability especially as he gets older. Miami made the right move.”

    This is ignorant and just paroting what people remember from NO.
    Bush hasnt been injury prone in miami.

    Hes averaged 1300 yards and 8 td’s. He had more receiving td’s then any of our wr’s…as a HB.

    Wre silly to let a 27 yo RB go in his prime with little wear on his tires as a RB

  24. miamirulez23518 says: Mar 10, 2013 2:33 PM

    smh he accounted for over 60 % of the offensive production. if Ireland messes up this year he is a goner. i can see the FIRELAND signs waving already!!!!

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