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Could Bush return to the Raiders?

For as much as Michael Bush loved playing for the Raiders the past five seasons, he spoke often about the prospect of being the lead back. If not for the Raiders, so be it. He wants a chance to show what he can do as the lead back.
He got that chance last season as a result of an injury to lead back Darren McFadden. Bush started the final nine games and rushed for a career-high 977 yards.
Yet, Bush knows that regardless how well he played, he was just keeping the job warm for when McFadden returned from his foot injury.
Now that McFadden is healed and ready to go, Bush once again would be relegated to a complementary role in the Raiders offense.
Hence, Bush hit the free-agent market Mar. 13 in an effort to see if he could find the opportunity he has yearned for since he entered the league with the Raiders in 2007 — he sat out his rookie season while recovering from a broken leg he suffered in his final season at the University of Louisville.
For whatever reason, the market for veteran running backs such as Bush — regarded as one of the best on the open market — has been lukewarm, at best.
Bush has visited the Chicago Bears and Cincinnati Bengals. Both times, he left without a contract in hand. The Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets reportedly also are interested in Bush’s services. Interestingly, he has no chance of being the lead back in either Seattle or Chicago next season.
Therefore, it brings about the prospect of Bush returning to the Raiders in 2012 if he isn’t able to land a starting gig elsewhere.
That’s something few thought possible as recently as two weeks ago. Yet, now it seems more and more plausible.
Bush has said numerous times how much he enjoys playing for the Raiders. So, if all things are equal, it would seem to mean the Raiders have a strong chance of getting back Bush if things don’t change soon.
Don’t rule it out.

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  • Dakota

    350.raidertbone Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 9:25 am
    Dakota Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 9:22 am
    Every time I google Lakers or Raiders, I just get stories about Fisher and Wimbley lol.

    __________________________________

    Wimbley? Who the hell is Wimbley?!!

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

    I don’t know…maybe some tennis player?

  • hwnrdr

    349.raidertbone Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 9:24 am
    Put Robert Gallery on the cover — with Raider helmet, Seahawk jersey, Patriot pants

    NICE! LOL

  • HairyBush

    Wimbley is dead to me!

  • raidertbone

    351.Dakota Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 9:28 am
    350.raidertbone Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 9:25 am
    Dakota Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 9:22 am
    Every time I google Lakers or Raiders, I just get stories about Fisher and Wimbley lol.

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    Wimbley? Who the hell is Wimbley?!!

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

    I don’t know…maybe some tennis player?

    _____________________________________________

    You’re right – because every year, they play at the Wimbley-bum!

  • Raider Weapon X www.raidernationstation.com

    Raider Nation-Station

    NEW!~ 03-21-12: WHY ARE BUSH AND OTHER BACKS GOING BUST?
    The free agent RB tested the waters of free agency and found them tepid at best. Find out why and why some think Michael Bush could return to the Raiders…

    http://​www.raidernationstation.com/​exclusives

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    That explains it…

    Hope we get Bush back. He’d be a major part of Knapp’s run heavy O and a key insurance policy considering DMC and Jones history

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Raider O i try not to offend. Not to pull your halo down, but I’m more than curious how you plan to make a mends to the dead. The blood is on your faiths hands.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I hope You People realize that WE (humans) are not responsible for the action of others (other Humans).
    That makes no sense and it lacks logic.

  • DMAC

    Eagles acquired MLB DeMeco Ryans from the Texans in exchange for a 2012 fourth-round pick.
    The teams will also exchange third-round picks, with the Eagles moving back 12 spots. A Pro Bowl middle linebacker early in his career, Ryans wasn’t was as suited to the weak-side interior in Wade Phillips 3-4 scheme. After a slow start in returning from Achilles surgery, Ryans came on stronger late in the season. He fills a major need in Philadelphia, where Andy Reid’s squad has long been in need of a three-down tackling machine in the middle. Jamar Chaney (neck surgery) will move back outside. Considering Ryans $5.9 million salary, the Texans’ haul was as much as could reasonably be expected.
    Source: John McClain on Twitter
    ==================

    Reggie!!!!!!!!!!!????????

    Why didn’t you pull the trigger on this deal?
    A 4th rounder?
    Ryans would be an instant upgrade to Romac.
    I guess DA thinks he can turn Romac into a player.

  • guest123

    Reggie!!!!!!!!!!!????????

    Why didn’t you pull the trigger on this deal?
    A 4th rounder?
    Ryans would be an instant upgrade to Romac.
    I guess DA thinks he can turn Romac into a player.

    ********

    Ummm, maybe b/c we don’t have a 4th rounder?

  • mcfadden20.

    DMAC Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Eagles acquired MLB DeMeco Ryans from the Texans in exchange for a 2012 fourth-round pick.
    The teams will also exchange third-round picks, with the Eagles moving back 12 spots. A Pro Bowl middle linebacker early in his career, Ryans wasn’t was as suited to the weak-side interior in Wade Phillips 3-4 scheme. After a slow start in returning from Achilles surgery, Ryans came on stronger late in the season. He fills a major need in Philadelphia, where Andy Reid’s squad has long been in need of a three-down tackling machine in the middle. Jamar Chaney (neck surgery) will move back outside. Considering Ryans $5.9 million salary, the Texans’ haul was as much as could reasonably be expected.
    Source: John McClain on Twitter
    ==================

    Reggie!!!!!!!!!!!????????

    Why didn’t you pull the trigger on this deal?
    A 4th rounder?
    Ryans would be an instant upgrade to Romac.
    I guess DA thinks he can turn Romac into a player.

    —-
    Put Ryans in middle n put ROmac outside where he can use his speed .. oh nvm

  • raidertbone

    I say Madden should just f@#$% everyone and put Tebow (in his Broncos #15 jersey) on the cover. If the curse holds true, he might actually become a starting quarterback somewhere … or a world famous televangelist!

  • RaiderRockstar

    @DMAC

    Reggie didn’t have any picks to trade Houston this year, except a 5th & 6th … but I would have gladly traded BOTH to acquire D-Ryans!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post ladies

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder
  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Where is M? This guy is something else. Likes to pretend he knows things about other cultures and history, but most of the time he is wrong.

    M,

    Who destroyed the Library of Alexandria again?
    LOL

  • raidertbone

    357.DMAC Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 9:31 am
    Eagles acquired MLB DeMeco Ryans from the Texans in exchange for a 2012 fourth-round pick.
    The teams will also exchange third-round picks, with the Eagles moving back 12 spots. A Pro Bowl middle linebacker early in his career, Ryans wasn’t was as suited to the weak-side interior in Wade Phillips 3-4 scheme. After a slow start in returning from Achilles surgery, Ryans came on stronger late in the season. He fills a major need in Philadelphia, where Andy Reid’s squad has long been in need of a three-down tackling machine in the middle. Jamar Chaney (neck surgery) will move back outside. Considering Ryans $5.9 million salary, the Texans’ haul was as much as could reasonably be expected.
    Source: John McClain on Twitter
    ==================

    Reggie!!!!!!!!!!!????????

    Why didn’t you pull the trigger on this deal?
    A 4th rounder?
    Ryans would be an instant upgrade to Romac.
    I guess DA thinks he can turn Romac into a player.

    __________________________________________

    Truth is – the Raiders actually offered two 10th round picks and a couple of hand-signed JaWalrus jerseys for the rights to Ryans …

  • luvmarvhub

    I too am sorry to see Satele go. I am bothered that little Wiz has disappointed each time he’s played center. Do you think we are going after another center so Wiz can play guard, which seems to be where he belongs?

  • keithdylan

    McFadden is healthy and ready to go every March. It’s the Novembers and Decembers he has trouble with.

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