Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush is likely done in Miami, as the team views him as more of a luxury than an integral part of the offense going forward, reports Ian Rapaport of NFL.com.
In other words, they feel they could do without him if push comes to shove.
Bush has let it be known that he wants to stay in Miami, but he also wants a competitive contract. The Dolphins don't feel like he's worth the kind of money he's looking for, and it looks more and more like it's time to move on for both sides. It's also been written that one of the reasons for the team reportedly being sour on Bush is his tendency to dance around in the backfield far too often. "Frustrated" is the word they used to describe it, according to The Palm Beach Post.
In light of this, if Miami can afford him, they'll keep him, and GM Jeff Ireland said he “certainly would” envision Bush having a role in 2013.
“You’d love to have his skill set on the football team,” Ireland said. “Reggie has a unique set of skill sets. He’s been a receiver, a primary running back. I definitely see a role for that type of skill set. … We’ll just have to see how things go.”