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Four years for UFAs would free Miller, Bush

It’s only one of dozens of reports sure to surface as players and owners inch toward a collective bargaining agreement, but if ESPN’s Adam Schefter is correct (via PFT) Zach Miller and Michael Bush could be in for newfound riches.

Schefter is reporting unrestricted free agency could be restored to four years, as it was before the 2010 season.

That means Miller and Bush would be be on the open market and go to the highest bidder rather than be tied to the Raiders with the first- and third-round tenders which were given before the work stoppage.

It would likely mean a lot more to Miller than to Bush.

Even if both are UFAs, Raiders owner Al Davis is know for writing huge checks for players he wants to keep, and the tenders applied to each man were a tip-off they are valued by the organization.

Curious to see what Bush’s value would be on the open market, given that he has had some big games as the lead back in the absence of Darren McFadden but hasn’t carried the load for a protracted amount of time in any season. If a team were to give Bush a huge offer, the Raiders are extremely deep at running back with McFadden, rookie Taiwan Jones and veterans Rock Cartwright and Michael Bennett on the roster.

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  • Dakota

    946.bcz24 Says:
    June 23rd, 2011 at 8:14 am
    942.Dakota Says:
    June 23rd, 2011 at 7:58 am
    666, I thought you were a sports fan….why would Tiger Woods’ injure affect you as a sports fan since Golf is not a sport? Tennis is a sport, but Golf isn’t. Golf is on par with Auto Racing and bowling….Golf is more of a sleep aid than a sport.

    I’d rather watch women’s college B-ball than professional Golf.
    *********************************
    Think you can drive a race car? Bet you would pee all over yourself at 100mph with 42 other cars around you. Try it at 200mph…
    +++++++++++++++++

    Lots of things are difficult….doesn’t make them a sport.

  • inonewordraider

    So if the Jazz get’s Fredette, what would the Lakers have to give up to get Devin Harris?

  • J Hill

    You can argue the degree of athletics involved, but you can hardly say they are not sports.

    You can argue that baseball is just a hair above golf in the athletic cactegory. You stand around in the outfield and sit on you arsse in the dugout for 90% of the game. Why do you think they play 250 games a year?

  • Dakota

    If John Daily can play a game, it is not a sport.

  • bcz24

    John Daly played football in HS… must not be a sport.

  • bcz24

    Is running track a sport?

  • Dakota

    The only sport played on a golf course on a regular basis is cross country meets.

  • hwnrdr

    That is the one thing I could never understand…ok, why is NASCAR considered a sport? I understand about the driving 200 miles around you, but wouldn’t that be considered a driving skill? I guess we would have to define sport! Maybe because you compete?
    And yes, Track and Filed is a sport, but is it individual, or team?

  • Dakota

    Golf is a little game that takes quite a lot of skill….like chess. Here, carry my bags I have to walk to the ball, and if my leg hurts I can drive a cart lol.

  • J Hill

    Is swimming a sport?

  • Dakota

    Tether ball is more of a sport than is Golf.

  • J Hill

    Dakota,

    How is golf different from baseball?

    You STAND around swinging at a moving object. I guess the next time I break out my fly swatter ….

  • Buckeyeraider

    G’morning fellas.

    Been awhile. Dakota, Bcz..you guys are killing me. lol. I’m sure you guys are all familiar with the late, great George Carlin’s take on sports.

    There are only three: football, baseball and basketball. Everything else is a game or an activity.

    Soccer’s not a sport because you can’t use your hands. If you can’t use your hands, it’s not a sport.

    Swimming isn’t a sport. It’s away to keep from drowning.

    Tennis is merely ping pong played while standing on the table.

    And on and on….

  • Silverandblack666

    What about 4 square or dodge ball?

  • hwnrdr

    961.Dakota Says:
    June 23rd, 2011 at 8:38 am
    Tether ball is more of a sport than is Golf.

    LOL…i haven’t heard Tether ball in quite some time now…

    J Hill…swimming by itself, I wouldn’t consider it a sport, however, is being competitive considered being a sport?

  • Dakota

    Swimming? If you fall off a crab boat it probably isn’t a sport…

  • J Hill

    Dakota,

    Just because you went out and shot 150, that doesn’t mean it’s not a sport, lol.

  • Dakota

    964.Silverandblack666 Says:
    June 23rd, 2011 at 8:42 am
    What about 4 square or dodge ball?
    ++++++

    Closer to a sport than is golf lol.

  • aig-raiders

    That’s because you’ve never been able to hit a golf ball flush. We’re not talking your local minature golf here. Everyone is ignorant of golf until they somehow picked up a club and accidently make a flush contact. Then they are usually hooked. Golf is a sport as much as baseball is a sport.

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Buckeye…I remember George Carlin’s skit very well! And his take on how to speed up baseball…you get one pitch…you miss, you’re out!

  • Dakota

    967.J Hill Says:
    June 23rd, 2011 at 8:43 am
    Dakota,

    Just because you went out and shot 150, that doesn’t mean it’s not a sport, lol.
    ++++++++++++

    Yeah, and that was on a 9 hole course!

  • aig-raiders

    J Hill Says:
    June 23rd, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Dakota,

    Just because you went out and shot 150, that doesn’t mean it’s not a sport, lol.
    ———

    I think the closest thing he ever done in golf is miniature golf.

  • Deja vu

    It amazes me that a hot dog eating competition get’s air time on espn. Who the hell cares how many hot dogs you can jam down your throat in 5 minutes! lol I actually blew by that Oscar meyer weiner vehicle the other day on the highway. That big a$$ hot dog on wheels almost caused an accident.

  • Dakota

    Is shooting turkeys off your back porch a sport?

  • Dakota

    Golf is a game, like lawn darts, and croquette (sp?)….or pool or darts in a bar.

  • aig-raiders

    bcz24 Says:
    June 23rd, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Golf is mental and Tiger lost his edge. He cant get out of his own way and he is getting worse.
    —————-

    Isnt it amazing how world class athletes lose their mental edge and it’s all downhill? Tyson was so scary to everyone until he lost and was never the same. Tiger used to intimidate his playing parnter and forced them into shooting way above pars.

  • J Hill

    Hwnrdr,

    Of course that’s what it means. You hear those old chaps on there horses, shotguns in hand, hound dogs on the loose, funny clothes talking about how they are having a jolly sporting time hunting ducks.

    Be a good sport, they say. Simply means be a good competitor.

    Play for the sport of it ….

    Ehhhh, but Dakota knows this. He’s just mad he can’t hit a golf ball, or keep the ball outta the gutter.

  • aig-raiders

    Hoping this dude falls to GW’s today. Jonas Valanucias (spelling?). He looked pretty good. Big man with great hands.

  • Dakota

    974.KoolKell Says:
    June 23rd, 2011 at 8:45 am
    Dakota

    Is shooting turkeys off your back porch a sport?
    ++++++++++

    Only if the Turkeys are trained attack Turkeys with razors stuck the their feet and you are in nothing but tighty-whities…..I don’t think shooting animals is very sporting….hunting is hunting, and I am fine with those that do it because it is a tradition and brings families closer, but not a sport.

  • J Hill

    What about 4 square or dodge ball?

    ——————————————————

    LOL!

    I’ve witnessed some ferocious handball matches. Seriously, I didn’t know it could get that serious.

  • J Hill

    Golf is mental and Tiger lost his edge. He cant get out of his own way and he is getting worse.
    —————-

    Isnt it amazing how world class athletes lose their mental edge and it’s all downhill?

    ——————————————————

    Has he lost his edge, or is he just hurt?

    The last major he won was on one leg. I want to see the guy get healthy and then come back. Where talking about his front leg. AMAZING that he won that major on that bad wheel.

  • J Hill

    until they somehow picked up a club and accidently make a flush contact.

    —————————————————–

    LOL!

    That is hilarious.

  • Dakota

    New post

  • hwnrdr

    I’ll go to the driving range, but not on a golf course…well, never say never, but it really isn’t something that I can get excited for…but that’s just me…

  • DaveB

    Semantics.
    Some sports are sedentary, some are strenuous, some are inbetween.
    Depends on your definition of sport.
    If you are challenging someone in something, in many eyes its a competiton, hence sport.
    To others it’s only a sport if you sweat like a dog, and risk a pulled hammie

  • Crow

    Bush has only 3 accrued seasons. I have no idea why people think he’s going to be anything other than restricted.