CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported on Monday, via sources, that it is "highly unlikely" free-agent running back Reggie Bush returns for a third season with the Dolphins. If La Canfora is correct, Miami probably won't fret much. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the team thinks 2012 rookie Lamar Miller can be better than Bush. Miller gained 250 yards on just 51 carries this season.
Bush is still in his prime years and has shaken off the injury-prone tag while with the Dolphins, but getting rid of him for Miller's sake would be a smart business decision for Miami. Miller is younger, cheaper, bigger and faster. He is definitely not as skilled as Bush at this stage, especially as a receiver, but it looks like he will be a very popular sleeper during the 2013 preseason. Odds are Miller will be the Dolphins' leading rusher next year. Daniel Thomas will probably be factor around the goal line, and Bush will be a valuable weapon somewhere else.