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Griffin wants Bush in D.C., but it’s a long shot

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As the start of the new league year approaches, the indications are getting stronger and stronger that free-agent running back Reggie Bush will make Detroit the first stop on his first-ever free-agency tour.

But there’s an unexpected possible bidder for Bush’s services.

In addition to the Lions and Cardinals, there’s a chance the Redskins will get into the mix.

Why the Redskins?  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, quarterback Robert Griffin III wants Reggie on the team.

Potential impediments include the Redskins’ cap situation, thanks to the $18 million that was removed this year for the decision to regard the term “uncapped year” literally in 2010.  Also, the presence of Alfred Morris will make Washington, D.C. as appealing to Bush as Seattle, Washington, where Marshawn Lynch is the lead dog.

Yes, we’re told the Seahawks also had interest at one point, likely before the Harvin trade.  But Bush wants to play, and if he’s on the depth chart with Morris or Marshawn, the number of total touches will drop.

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62 Responses to “Griffin wants Bush in D.C., but it’s a long shot”
  1. baddegg says: Mar 12, 2013 3:20 PM

    Skins have too many other needs to spend cap money on Bush. It’s too bad but they need to focus on Cornerback, Safety and Right Tackle if they are going to do anything.

  2. flavordave says: Mar 12, 2013 3:20 PM

    he only goes there if the Eagles allow him to go there. The Eagles get what they want

  3. mjkelly77 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:22 PM

    Why the Redskins? Per a source with knowledge of the situation, quarterback Robert Griffin III wants Reggie on the team.
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    What? bob griffin wants Reggie to push him around in his wheelchair?

  4. raiderufan says: Mar 12, 2013 3:23 PM

    He should be used in the slot way more. I think a team with an established RB should sit him down and tell him he’ll get enough carries to get to 500-600 yards and enough catches to get another 500+. He’d be a matchup nightmare.

  5. danatos says: Mar 12, 2013 3:23 PM

    Probably the best college running back I’ve ever seen, thought he would be so much more.

  6. punkscotty says: Mar 12, 2013 3:23 PM

    If Snyder wants him, he’ll get him. And then we will see Reggie Bush appear on NFL Network’s next episode of “The NFL’s Biggest Free Agent Busts.” At least Washington can continue to rank #1 in that category.

  7. skoobyfl says: Mar 12, 2013 3:23 PM

    It’s called cap space & you guys have none.

  8. playin2x says: Mar 12, 2013 3:23 PM

    And I want a 5th Super Bowl … This is wishful thinking by RG .. We don’t have the space or need for Bush. Though the thought of Bush /Morris combo would be as nice if not better than a Spiller/Jackson combo

  9. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 12, 2013 3:24 PM

    If Robert Griffin says he wants something, it’s his. Morris n Bush, Thunder and lighting baby. Fastest team in professional Football is about to get faster. Redskins #1.

  10. punkscotty says: Mar 12, 2013 3:24 PM

    LMAO flavordave…didn’t I see you post this same thing on another article?

  11. bradygirl12 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:24 PM

    Reggie wants to be the top dog…I can’t see this happening with Alfred Morris already in D.C.,but this week has been full of surprises. The Lions would make more sense,but it’s only my opinion.

  12. 49ersandshivabowl says: Mar 12, 2013 3:25 PM

    His personal life should stay his personal and what he “wants” in D.C. IMHO…….what? oh. That wasn’t what he meant. Oh. ok.

  13. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 12, 2013 3:25 PM

    flavordave says:
    Mar 12, 2013 3:20 PM

    Zero Superbowls. Cellar of our division. Sit down and know your role.

  14. no14mike says: Mar 12, 2013 3:26 PM

    “flavordave says: Mar 12, 2013 3:20 PM

    he only goes there if the Eagles allow him to go there. The Eagles get what they want”

    except Super Bowls.

  15. logicalvoicesisnotlogical says: Mar 12, 2013 3:26 PM

    Way to show support for Morris Captain.Bush would be an upgrade but comments like these make your teammates question your leadership.

  16. thehairychestsportsblog says: Mar 12, 2013 3:26 PM

    flavordave says:
    Mar 12, 2013 3:20 PM
    he only goes there if the Eagles allow him to go there. The Eagles get what they want

    Just ask Vince Young and Namdi Asoumgha……

  17. fuglyflorio says: Mar 12, 2013 3:27 PM

    He wants some fresh knees for when he needs a transplant.

  18. jimmyt says: Mar 12, 2013 3:27 PM

    Sounds like RGIII wants some help with all that running around.

  19. maineskinsfan says: Mar 12, 2013 3:28 PM

    Doubt this will happen, but could be indicative of the kind of free agents in the future that’ll come to DC to play with RGIII !

  20. sikologik says: Mar 12, 2013 3:28 PM

    With Roy Helu returning, there’s no room, and no need, for Reggie Bush.

    Now go get a cornerback.

  21. blackngold4life says: Mar 12, 2013 3:28 PM

    Don’t know why Dolphins don’t keep him..Its not like they have anything better..unless they plan on taking a RB with their 1st or 2nd pick..Oh and enjoy OVER paying Mike Wallace You’ll Lear the hard way. We offered 10m a year..he’s not worth. more then that

  22. justintuckrule says: Mar 12, 2013 3:29 PM

    Dude is coming off a rookie season and is already talking about revisions to the roster? He should stick to running in a pool.

  23. cooklynn17 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:29 PM

    Bush has already been in DC twice, those terms were enough…

  24. blackfoot11 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:29 PM

    Bush is a luxury for the Skins given their $ restrictions via the cap penalty. I agree with @baddegg in the position needs and would add ILB depth to that list.

  25. sikologik says: Mar 12, 2013 3:29 PM

    LOL. The Eagles get slapped around the NFC East like a red-headed step child there, flavordave.

  26. Obama's Ballsack says: Mar 12, 2013 3:30 PM

    @punkscotty

    I lol’d.

  27. flavordave says: Mar 12, 2013 3:30 PM

    One can only wonder how long the Redskins can go without getting to a championship game. how many decades has it been since the Redskins won a Superbowl?

  28. logicalvoicesisnotlogical says: Mar 12, 2013 3:31 PM

    Morris 1613yards
    Bush 986yards yea I’ll take the one with half as many yards check please and I thought Baylor was a good school.

  29. justintuckrule says: Mar 12, 2013 3:31 PM

    playin2x says:
    Mar 12, 2013 3:23 PM
    And I want a 5th Super Bowl … This is wishful thinking by RG .. We don’t have the space or need for Bush. Though the thought of Bush /Morris combo would be as nice if not better than a Spiller/Jackson combo
    ———
    As the devoted Skins’ fan that you obviously are, you do know that you have 3 SBs right?

  30. stevent92 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:31 PM

    logicalvoice will have a cow when he realizes Alfred Morris isn’ even a Top 5 RB in DC, much less the division, much less the NFL.

  31. allday28mvp says: Mar 12, 2013 3:32 PM

    The skins dont have 2 nickels to rub together for cap space, there future is dim with no money and no picks and a unhealthy injury prone qb

  32. ctattles says: Mar 12, 2013 3:32 PM

    Anything is better than slow, boring, over-rated Alfred Morris.

    -Redskins Fan

  33. fredsingleton says: Mar 12, 2013 3:33 PM

    localvoicesays’s head would explode, unable to pick between Morris and Bush as the best RB in the NFL.

    So, let’s get this deal done Skins!

  34. austinoxford says: Mar 12, 2013 3:36 PM

    who would have known that RGIII was a Gavin Rossdale fan.

  35. dublindemonszfl says: Mar 12, 2013 3:38 PM

    Everybody wants Bush

  36. sd5547 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:39 PM

    Every wants bush in DC, Obama been a total wreck.

  37. ghoul11 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:40 PM

    Long shot for an NFL quarterback to get bush? Doubtful – groupies are everywhere ready to give it up.

  38. brassknuckles47 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:41 PM

    Yes…..and, I want a pony for Christmas!

  39. peterswelling says: Mar 12, 2013 3:42 PM

    The Redskins are going to need a boat load of running backs because RG NO KNEE won’t be able to run until 2014.

  40. cooklynn17 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:42 PM

    I love me some John Mara, the leader of the “Cap Buster Special”

    Give me that cap money shorty!!!

  41. stumpzzz says: Mar 12, 2013 3:42 PM

    LOL @ Bush to DC. He wouldn’t last 1 minute before tearing an ACL on that field they call turf…err, uh painted dirt.

  42. foreskins44 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:44 PM

    Bush would be the next Trung Canidate in DC.

  43. cooklynn17 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:44 PM

    John Mara rules…

    How’s that cap situation working out Washington?

  44. shkz4 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:45 PM

    flavordave says: Mar 12, 2013 3:20 PM

    he only goes there if the Eagles allow him to go there. The Eagles get what they want.
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    You go around every articles and post the same thing, you obviously have a lot time on your hand…typical Philly fan.

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  45. santino5903 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:49 PM

    Eagle

  46. santino5903 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:51 PM

    Seahawks and eagles fans love to blog about the redskins but neither team has a Super Bowl ……combined ……,WOW

  47. dkalev says: Mar 12, 2013 3:54 PM

    “thunder and lightning”?
    that would be tiki barber and Ron dayne…

  48. rajbais says: Mar 12, 2013 3:57 PM

    Does he not know a thing about their cap situation???

  49. rocktheredskins says: Mar 12, 2013 4:03 PM

    Per a source with knowledge of the situation…. Sounds legit to me.

  50. audioflint says: Mar 12, 2013 4:04 PM

    (i.e. Snyder going for the flashy name and forgetting to budget his checkbook…again)

  51. cmonelisha says: Mar 12, 2013 4:04 PM

    the last thing anyone in america wants is another bush in washington DC

  52. rajbais says: Mar 12, 2013 4:18 PM

    Did he see their cap situation first???

    The Skins were never that great in cap management under Snyder.

  53. rajbais says: Mar 12, 2013 4:18 PM

    Did he see their cap situation first???

    The Skins were never that great in cap management under Snyder.

  54. EJ says: Mar 12, 2013 4:19 PM

    It surely would not work in Seattle. Lynch does not do very well when he is sharing the backfield. When he was in Buffalo and sharing carries with Freddy Jackson he couldn’t get into a rhythm. Lynch needs 20+ carries a game to be productive. That is why Bush wouldn’t make it in Seattle.

  55. blackqbwhiterb says: Mar 12, 2013 4:23 PM

    Roy Helu just changed his name to Roy Hellno

  56. footbal1q says: Mar 12, 2013 5:33 PM

    Hey Redskins fans we have Roy Helu Jr! He’s not Reggie Bush but he a million times cheaper than bringing this gimmick RB….Lets focus on our OL and Secondary…HAIL!!!

  57. footbal1q says: Mar 12, 2013 5:35 PM

    Alfred Morris was just 2nd in the NFL rushing last year cmon now!

  58. olyhawk says: Mar 12, 2013 5:41 PM

    Seattle has turbin behind lynch. Sorry reggie, no shot in Seattle.

  59. necr0philia says: Mar 12, 2013 5:55 PM

    Player always hurt wants another player that’s always hurt to be hurt together! Makes since to me¡¡

  60. skns2thend says: Mar 12, 2013 11:28 PM

    And for a reply to above. That’s 3 Super Bowls, XVII, XXII, XXVI. And 2 World Championships ’37 & ’42. For a total of 5 NFL Championships.
    HTTR

  61. skns2thend says: Mar 12, 2013 11:42 PM

    The Redskins need Reggie Bush like the Dallas Cowboys need an indictment.
    HTTR

  62. theclaim says: Mar 13, 2013 4:55 AM

    flavordave says:
    Mar 12, 2013 3:30 PM
    One can only wonder how long the Redskins can go without getting to a championship game. how many decades has it been since the Redskins won a Superbowl?

    Flavor, thanks for teeing this up for me. 1991-2 31years more recent than your last… Oh that’s right you have NO Superbowl wins/rings/trophies. 1960 was your last championship! You alive then? Did you get to see Steve score the game winner? Eagle tastes like chicken

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