Bush Wants to Come Back

Reggie Bush is scheduled to be among the Dolphins' most prominent free agents next spring, but if the running back has his way, he'll be back in a Miami uniform in 2013. He made it very clear Wednesday when he had his weekly press briefing at the team's training facility.

After saying he liked the direction the team is heading in, Bush was asked point blank whether he wanted to re-sign with the Dolphins.

"Yeah, I would definitely love to be back," Bush said. "I think I've said that plenty of times when asked. We'll see what happens in the offseason when that time comes, but, yeah, I think I've said plenty of times I would love to be back."

Bush then went on to explain the reasons behind that statement.

"For one, I don't want to keep bouncing around from team to team; I would like to have a home base," he said. "For two, I really enjoy the fan base here, the city of Miami. There's also a great tradition of winning here, a tradition of excellent. When you look back at the '72 Dolphins, some of the great players like Larry Csonka, Dan Marino, guys like that. It's just good company. It's something we can build off of and something that I wanted to, when asked, I wanted to be able to bring back the passion about Miami football here in the city and building a franchise and a winning franchise here."

Bush added that there was some unfinished business, for the team and himself.

As the Dolphins prepare for Sunday's regular season finale at New England, Bush is only 40 yards away from his second consecutive 1,000-yard season.

Bush is in line to join Csonka (1971-73) and Ricky Williams (2002-03) as the only Dolphins running backs with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

Looking back, acquiring Bush from New Orleans last summer in exchange for safety Jonathon Amaya (along with a swap of sixth-round picks) turned out to be a tremendous trade for the Dolphins.

Without question, Bush has been Miami's biggest playmaker on offense the last two years.

The Dolphins do have some depth at running back with second-year player Daniel Thomas and rookie fourth-round choice Lamar Miller, but Bush simply is too dynamic a player not to try to re-sign.

It's good to know that if the Dolphins want Bush back — and they should — the feeling is mutual.

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