The Miami Dolphins are seriously considering trading for Reggie Bush, a deal is in place contingent upon Bush reaching a contract with Miami, according Fox’s Jay Glazer. This news comes after Miami kicked the tires on both Ahmad Bradshaw and DeAngelo Williams but ultimately backed off because they were too pricey.
Though it’s not yet a finalized deal, Jeff Ireland reportedly worked on the trade for most of the evening. We thought he was in his office with his door closed on the phone with John Elway and Kyle Orton’s people and it turns out he’d been talking to Sean Payton and the Saints all along. If it looks like Ireland is moving through this offseason like it’s a “franchise mode” in Madden, that may be true. But you can’t fault him for sitting around complacently.
Miami has already been heavily involved in trade talks with Denver and now the possibility of bringing Bush would add speed to the backfield. One thing Miami was lacking all of last season was speed and now with potential addition of Bush, along with Clyde Gates, the Fins might have a healthier dose of speed in 2011. Bush was a Heisman trophy winner at USC and won a national championship in Sun Life stadium. Neither of those things count anymore (in the record books at least) but Bush’s Superbowl win in Sun Life with the Saints still does. Suffice it to say Bush seems to like playing in Miami and it looks like he’ll be playing there full-time shortly. This is not yet a done deal, a lot can still happen to prevent it from coming to fruition. But as of 2 AM Eastern time, it looks like a very strong possibility.
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