Bush's status shouldn't change
On the contract front, the Texans touched base with the agents for Bush and Mario Williams on Monday but nothing got done. There is a good chance nothing will get done. The Texans are going to offer less than what the 49ers paid quarterback Alex Smith last season. That's only natural. Quarterbacks receive a higher premium at the top of a draft. Bush and Williams will probably hold out to get more than Smith, putting the Texans in a position of picking between the two if they don't get a deal. Expect it to be Bush without a deal, but they will make every effort to get Bush signed before the draft.
Jets might jump at Bush: Perhaps the only way the Jets would move up from the fourth pick in the draft to the second pick is if Bush falls to No. 2. The Jets are considering a running back on the first day of the draft. The Saints have Deuce McAllister, so they would be willing to make a deal and give up Bush if he falls to them, and the Jets would be a logical choice. Don't worry about it, though. The Texans will take Bush.
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