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Bush a restricted free agent

The NFL has confirmed that Raiders running back Michael Bush is a restricted free agent, which therefore gives the Raiders a certain amount of protection against losing him to another team.

The Raiders offered Bush a one-year tender in March. As a restricted free agent, other teams are free to offer Bush a contract. If that happens, the Raiders have the right to match the offer or receive a first-round draft pick as compensation.

The Raiders selected Bush with the first pick of the fourth round in the 2007 NFL draft. Getting a first-round pick in return for losing Bush would be pretty sweet compensation.

Just the same, that’s a pretty steep price to pay and points to the Raiders getting back Bush for this season, if not longer.

The league’s decision to not count Bush’s rookie season — he sat out while recovering from a broken leg he suffered at Louisville — is a boon to the Raiders. It’s a blow to Bush from the standpoint that he can’t reap the riches as an unrestricted free agent, which requires four accrued seasons.

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  • Nnamdi21

    Gov websites off line. SOme kind of BS message from our beloved Gov trying frighten us or some BS hack attack so they can take away what little privacy we have left?

  • RaiderRetribution

    when I look at our free agents:

    Mr. Nnamdi Asomugha is worth more than all of them combined, including Mr. Zach Miller.

    Al pay him the money, 3 years for forty-five; thirty guaranteed.

  • Nnamdi21

    IS Heap a “cap casualty” or does he have health issues? Didn’t he have concussions or sumething? I may be off…

  • http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/526101/AlDavis1_medium.jpg KoolKell

    Whining about ESPN & NFL Network is sooooooo pathetic. As if they had anything to do with Raider performances.

    Now, if Mike Mayock or Chris Mortensen were the GM……that would be different.

  • AngryBird

    Everybody is gonna try and put the Raiders on the back burner, put’em down in some childish way, ridicule the owner. But the owner will have the last laugh with these clowns.

    Al Davis is a fighter and anybody who thinks different needs to have their head examined. They might be infected with a little bozolitis.

    All the twisted media and their psycho rants about the Raiders and the cap issues makes me wanna puke. Do they know who their dealin with? I didn’ think so.

    Well I dont know about you but I for one wish opening day kick off was this comin Sunday. I just cant wait for this years Raiders to come out on the field and do some good ol’fashion butt kickin on most of these derelict teams.

    Fk the chargers and kansas city and that sorry asssed team in denver. Thats six wins. And we’ll do just fine too when it comes to kickin some butt on the east coast and when those jokes come and visit us, we’ll gladly take care of them too.

    Raiders aint no joke. Get over it.

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    tj,
    If anybody should recognize & sniff out a buffoon spouting off I cant think of anybody better qualified than yourself.
    _____

    Priesttj Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Charles Davis watched Denarius Moore’s career but instead of telling us what he thinks he acts like teh rets of the media and spouts off like a buffoon.

  • AngryBird

    KoolKell Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 9:33 pm
    Whining about ESPN & NFL Network is sooooooo pathetic. As if they had anything to do with Raider performances.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Whining about Mr Davis all the time is soooooooooooo lame.

  • 89052RAIDER

    nfln should be critical…Jamarcus, DHB, Mike Mitchell, Quinten Moses etc. etc….Barksdale was a horrible selection that cost us too much..He is a lazy underachiever…Tiawan Jones is a nice player, but we have huge holes on the OL that could have been addressed. Wiz is a nice effort player but was a reach in round two. This was another bad draft unlike 2010.

  • DKnight007

    Now if a team makes an offer to Bush and the Raiders don’t match, do the Raiders get that teams 1st Round pick as compensation or do the Raiders get that pick at the end of the 1st Round?

    Interesting…

  • 89052RAIDER

    If DHB is forced to start again then 8 wins is a pipe dream. He would not play for any other NFL team.

  • DKnight007

    # 89052RAIDER Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    nfln should be critical…Jamarcus, DHB, Mike Mitchell, Quinten Moses etc. etc….Barksdale was a horrible selection that cost us too much..He is a lazy underachiever…Tiawan Jones is a nice player, but we have huge holes on the OL that could have been addressed. Wiz is a nice effort player but was a reach in round two. This was another bad draft unlike 2010.

    ^^^^^^^
    I disagree. Wiz would have been gone 10-12 picks in later at the most if the Raiders didn’t draft him and Barksdale would have been gone at 15 picks later than we would drafted him…if not sooner.

  • http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/526101/AlDavis1_medium.jpg KoolKell

    They get that teams 1st rounder, DKnight.

  • RaiderRetribution

    a thought regarding Mr. Bush being a restricted free agent;

    next year both Mr. Bush & Mr. D. McFadden will be unrestricted free agents!

  • 89052RAIDER

    I think we should deal bush and throw in DHB as well to get OL help and lose DHB’s cap number.

  • Funny Alley Goat Got Onions Too

    Who cares what NFL Network thinks. They get paid to critcize and make fun of things. When Al Davis and the Raiders are celebrating the Super Bowl Victory, these guys will want to lick Al Davis’ nuts. But he wont let them.
    Lets just wait and see who has the last laugh, Al Davis or the clowns they call talking heads.

  • armond

    157.AngryBird Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    KoolKell Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 9:33 pm
    Whining about ESPN & NFL Network is sooooooo pathetic. As if they had anything to do with Raider performances.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Whining about Mr Davis all the time is soooooooooooo lame.
    ——————————————————-
    thank u

  • RaiderRetribution

    89052 you’re a person with no clue:

    I typed something a lot worse then used Mr. Herman Edwards’ don’t send button.

    Mr. Wisniewski in the 2nd and Mr. Barksdale late 3rd were excellent picks especially for the value when we drafted them.

    if you notice from our free agents that are free to leave, 5 of them are OLs; and I’m hoping 3 never comeback: Mr. Gallery, Mr. Henderson, and Mr. Walker.

    Wiz will be a pro-bowler & Barksdale will be considered the steal of the draft- both started multiple games for top college football teams Penn St & LSU!

  • http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/526101/AlDavis1_medium.jpg KoolKell

    The Raiders will get good media coverage when they earn it.

  • DKnight007

    # KoolKell Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    They get that teams 1st rounder, DKnight.

    ^^^^^^^
    Hmm….I’m wonder which bad team out there is desperate for a pounding RB who can catch the ball out of the backfield besides Denver? Daahhh…

  • 89052RAIDER

    Barksdale..Steal of the draft? Wiz..Pro Bowl? DHb and Mike Mitchell will be in the pro bowl too…Mario Henderson was quite a reach too and look how he turned out.Starting for PSU and LSU does not make you an NFL caliber player. Drafting lazy players,like Barksdale,has not worked out well for us.

  • imaquaman

    Raiders for life Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    RAIDER Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 6:32 pm
    Al Davis was not the first owner of the Raiders, Patch. Learn your team’s history. The Raiders were here before Al Davis, and will be here after him

    ####################################

    Exactly, but what were they before Davis was hired as coach and GM? Nothing.
    ……………………….
    werent they the oakland seniors

  • imaquaman

    what was the reason the raiders didnt agree with the new CBA (salary cap or what ?

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