NFL Insider Believes The Cincinnati Bengals Will Make A Run For Running Back Michael Bush

Since running back Michael Bush was a senior at Louisville, a rather large contingent of Bengals fans have always had a strong desire to bring Michael Bush to Cincinnati as the team's feature back. It made sense at the time. Rudi Johnson was declining, Chris Perry's durability was a concern when he was sleeping in bed and the Bengals were falling too much in love with the pass. Well it appears that the Bengals have a similar mentality, according to one NFL Insider for a Denver-based ESPN radio station. Cecil Lammey, NFL Insider for 102.3 ESPN Radio in Denver, tweets that a source believes that the Bengals will make a run for Bush this offseason.

In four seasons with the Oakland Raiders, Bush has generated 2,642 yards rushing, averaging 4.2 yards/rush and generating 21 career rushing touchdowns. Additionally Bush has always been relegated to a backup roll, save for injuries higher on the depth chart, which has limited his rush attempts during his career, posting a career-high 256 carries in 2011 -- nearly 100 carries more than his previous career high of 158 in 2010.

Now we don't know Lammey from any other radio personality for any other city. I reached out to John Bena, the general manager and lead writer for SB Nation's Denver Broncos website, the Mile High Report, and he vouched for Lammey. That's good enough for me. Additionally Lammey promoted that the same source told him that he expects the Bengals to make a run for Mike Wallace, despite some of the warning signs.

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