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Monday, January 28, 2013
Is Reggie Bush a fit in Oakland?

By Bill Williamson

CBS Sports is reporting that running back Reggie Bush is unlikely to return to the Miami Dolphins.

I have been getting a lot of questions about whether or not Bush could fit the Oakland Raiders as a free agent. I understand the question.

The Raiders could use a second running back and he played for new Oakland offensive line coach Tony Sparano in 2011 when Sparano was the Dolphins’ head coach. Bush had a career high 1,086 yards that season. Also, Bush was in New Orleans when Oakland coach Dennis Allen was a defensive assistant coach in New Orleans.

So, the connections are there. But I just don’t see the fit.

The Raiders need a bigger complement to starter Darren McFadden. Bush is not the big, short-yardage back Oakland could use.

Also, with so many needs on defense and with tight salary-cap restraints; I don’t see a player like Bush being targeted by Oakland.