Nov 11, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) before a game against the Tennessee Titans at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Could Reggie Bush Fit With The Cincinnati Bengals?

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Dec 9, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) reacts during the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins and running back Reggie Bush seem to be parting ways. Bush will be a free agent this off season and the Dolphins don’t have any interest in bringing back the former second overall pick.

Cincinnati is in need of a change of pace, and Bush could fill that role. Last season, Cincinnati signed BenJarvus Green-Ellis in free agency, but he hasn’t lived up to what fans in Cincinnati were expecting. I’m not saying Green-Ellis wasn’t a good signing, or that I wish he wasn’t signed. He ran for 1,094 yards and 6 touchdowns this year on 3.9 yards a carry. The downside to Green-Ellis this year? He had 3 fumbles over the course of the season. He came into this season having never lost a fumble (because he never fumbled). It was shocking around the league when he had his first fumble. Surely this was just a fluke and it wouldn’t happen again, right? Wrong. While his fumbles never cost Cincinnati the game, it was something that needs to be taken care of during the off season.

Bush would bring in speed and versatility while being a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield. Cincinnati should have the cap space to pursue him and make a deal happen. With Bush being the number one back, Green-Ellis could go back to being a threat inside the redzone like he was in New England.

Bush would be a good signing for this Bengals team. Having a speedy back like Bush, paired with a tough running back like Green-Ellis, would boost the Bengals backfield for a few years to come. Both Bush and Green-Ellis are only 27 years old. While that isn’t a great age, they should still have at least 4 to 5 years left in the tank.

 

 

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