All present and accounted for.
Running back Michael Bush joined the Raiders in Napa on Saturday, the club confirmed. The first indication Bush reported came from the Twitter account of safety Michael Huff, who said he was having breakfast with Bush.
Bush’s arrival means he either signed a a one-year, $2.6 million tender as a restricted free agent or he received a deal with more years and more money.
The Raiders’ second-leading rusher with 655 yards, Bush has made no comments regarding his absence from camp, although it was assumed it was contract related.
Bush was originally thought to be a four-year free agent until it was determined his first season was actually spent on the non-football injury related list, rather than the physically unable to perform list. Players on the NFI do not receive credit for an accrued season, as players on the PUP do.
(Bush’s injury _ a badly broken ankle _ obviously occurred playing football. But it happened in college at Louisville and pre-dated his entry into the NFL).
That meant Bush went from a four-year veteran to a three-year veteran and was a restricted free agent.
Tendered at a first-round level, Bush was on the market, but the price was prohibitive. The Raiders could either match the offer or receive a first-round pick in return.
Bush was the only restricted free agent who hadn’t reported to his team.