The Miami Dolphins have a number of soon-to-be free agents and have to decide which, if any, they want to re-sign before the March 9 negotiation window and the March 12 start of free agency. One of those players is running back Reggie Bush, who had his best two statistical seasons the past two years. However, the Dolphins also have second year running back Lamar Miller waiting in the wings to become the team's starter if Bush should leave.
Bush is expected to be looking for a deal surpassing the $5 million per season he made while with the Dolphins. He feels like he has proven his durability and his capability to be an every down back in the NFL. With his performance over the past two seasons, Bush is thought to be looking to make starting NFL running back money.
The Dolphins don't see him as worthy of a $7-8 million per season contract. General manager Jeff Ireland has repeatedly stated that the Dolphins want Bush back next year. However, they clearly want Bush back at their asking price, not his.
Last week, Miami Herald reporter Armando Salguero reports, the Dolphins and Bush's agent Joel Segal opened talks about Bush returning to the Dolphins, with Miami making a contract offer. Segal wants to work out a deal for Bush to return to the Dolphins. It's just a matter of getting the two sides to come to a mutual understanding of Bush's value.
Unfortunately, that may not happen until Bush hits the open market and other teams set his value.