Dolphins front-runners for Bush if available?

It wasn’t so long ago (July 6, to be exact) that NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora floated the idea of the Dolphins would among the teams interested if Reggie Bush hits the free-agent market.

Also on La Canfora’s list of potential suitors for Bush — who is due to make $11.8 million with the Saints, but ultimately could get released if he doesn’t take a pay cut — were the Rams, Buccaneers, Jets, and Seahawks. But the latest from La Canfora is that the Dolphins could make the hardest push in the Bush market.

“He’s going to have options, there’s no doubt about it,” La Canfora said. “From what I’m gathering, the Miami Dolphins might actually set the market for Bush.”

The Dolphins have been rumored to be in the market for a running back, given the expected departures of both Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. And, given recent reports that the Dolphins seek a back to compliment the skills of rookie Daniel Thomas, the link between the Dolphins and Bush makes even more sense. Bush still possesses the speed to create mismatches wherever he is on the field.

Handicapping how it might play out, La Canfora said he would be “surprised” if Bush’s next home isn’t in Philadelphia, St. Louis or Miami.

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