Position statement: Bush a goner in Miami?

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As the Dolphins look to build a multiple-running back scheme in Miami, will they be willing to sign Reggie Bush to a mega-deal that will ensure him the No. 1 running back spot?

Coming off a monster game against the Bills in front of the home crowd, Mike Florio thinks the outcry from the Dolphin faithful to keep Bush will be heard, but he might not be worth the money he's looking for. Bush has proven he can run between the tackles, but this season's output has been unprecedented in his career, and Florio fears the consistent wear and tear may take a toll on the former No. 2 overall pick.

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