NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora has been a busy man as of late. Yesterday he provided plenty of news relating to the Washington Redskins and now reports that the Miami Dolphins could “set the market” for New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush if he becomes available.
“From what I’m gathering, the Miami Dolphins might actually set the market for Reggie Bush,” reports La Canfora.
The Miami Dolphins will have to sign a running back at some point before the season starts and a third-down running back seems to make sense considering that they intend to go with rookie RB Daniel Thomas. Early speculation mentioned that the Dolphins would end up choosing between one of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams both of whom will be free agents as soon as the lockout is officially over. Since drafting Thomas, it seems as though the Dolphins will pass on Brown and Williams and target someone like Reggie Bush or Darren Sproles.
Bush is still under contract with the Saints but is scheduled to make over $12 million for the upcoming season. Add in the fact that New Orleans drafted Mark Ingram to go along with Pierre Thomas, who was re-signed back in March, and Chris Ivory who is coming off of a breakout season and remains a cost efficient option and it seems as though Bush is the odd man out. This is by no means a certainty but enough would have to happen to ensure that he’s back with the Saints for the 2011 season.