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Dolphins trade for Reggie Bush, signs 2-year deal

Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:58 am
Edited on: July 28, 2011 9:19 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

Reggie Bush was considered all but certain to be a salary cap casualty for the New Orleans Saints thanks to his $11.8 million salary for 2011 ... until they managed to trade him to the Miami Dolphins on Thursday morning.

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports inititally reported the news (very) early on Thursday morning and the Miami Herald's Jeff Darlington confirmed the news, reporting that 'Fins GM Jeff Ireland wanted to "sleep on it."

Well, it looks like Ireland's awake now, and Bush is Miami-bound, as reports now indicate that Bush signed off on a two-year deal with the Dolphins.

Bush could be motivated to prove that he can indeed succeed as the featured back on a roster, which a move to Miami would likely let him do -- he and Daniel Thomas would theoretically provide a one-two punch in South Beach.

Plus he now get a fresh start -- things got ugly after the Saints decided to draft another former Heisman winner in Mark Ingram and Bush awkwardly tweeted "it's been fun" afterwards.

The running back market now changes dramatically, as the Dolphins were expected to compete for Ahmad Bradshaw and Ronnie Brown. Their decision to trade for Bush should allow inflation on running backs to sink a bit.

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Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:00 am
 

Dolphins trade for Reggie Bush, signs 2-year deal

What did New Orleans get



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:58 am
 

Dolphins trade for Reggie Bush, signs 2-year deal

He will not be a featured Back  idiots   he will do the same thing he did in New Orleans.  He is going to catych a ton of balls out of the backfield.    &
nbsp; This is a good move plus   we are going to sign ricky or ronnie  put bush Bess and marshel together that is a scary offense     Bush scored 33 touchdowns    &
nbsp; he can score   PSYCHED   we had to trasde so he didnt hit market.  he would have cost a lot more    i don't think we gave up more than a 5th rounder  



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:58 am
 

Dolphins trade for Reggie Bush, signs 2-year deal

He will not be a featured Back  idiots   he will do the same thing he did in New Orleans.  He is going to catych a ton of balls out of the backfield.    &
nbsp; This is a good move plus   we are going to sign ricky or ronnie  put bush Bess and marshel together that is a scary offense     Bush scored 33 touchdowns    &
nbsp; he can score   PSYCHED   we had to trasde so he didnt hit market.  he would have cost a lot more    i don't think we gave up more than a 5th rounder  



Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:56 am
 

Dolphins trade for Reggie Bush, signs 2-year deal

You can have him.  We have seen enough of him in New Orleans..take his talentless to South Beach.  Reggie, go break a leg...



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:46 am
 

Dolphins trade for Reggie Bush, signs 2-year deal

Ted Ginn, jr. part 2?



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:41 am
 

Dolphins trade for Reggie Bush, signs 2-year deal

Reggie Bush?  Really?  Can't the dolphins get 35 rushing yards/game out of Ronnie Brown?  Or Patrick Cobbs?  Or Lex Hilliard?  Wouldn't the three of them combined cost less than Reggie?  Anyway, he a crook and a bum so he should fit in perfectly in Miami - the city that values style over substance.



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:39 am
 

Dolphins trade for Reggie Bush, signs 2-year deal

So, now Reggie Bust is taking his Kim K obession to South Beach.  Los Delfines would be better off with Bradshaw.  The SB Club scene will be much better off, however, I am sure.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:37 am
 

Dolphins trade for Reggie Bush, signs 2-year deal

"I predict out by week six with some sort of leg ailment  "

BINGO


Bush is electrifying at times, but he's frail and hurt at some point every year. He did come up big in the SB for the Saints, so I don't believe it's a bad move by the Dolphins. However, I would've gone after Bradshaw/Brown as I think that's a more potent running game. Bush is versatile and a better receiver though, so it just remains to be seen how the Dolphins use him in the offense.



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:30 am
 

Dolphins trade for Reggie Bush, signs 2-year deal

Reggie Bush has a change of scenery and now will be expected to perform and contribute on a weekly basis.  Can he stay healthy?  Can he handle the work load?  That's why they play the game and he will be on display soon.  I don't think he can stay healthy but time will tell.  I predict out by week six with some sort of leg ailment 



Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:20 am
 

Dolphins trade for Reggie Bush, signs 2-year deal

Bush is vastly overrated, but this fits the bill for what the Dolphins need. They had no speed on offense last year, this gives them that. They had no punt or kick return ability last year, this gives them that. Bush isn't a 25-carry back. That's fine. But he's a good pass catcher out of the backfield and brings some dimsensions to their offense that weren't there before. 


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