Now that free agency has kicked off, rumors can finally shift to more organized news with a flair of breaking stories. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Cincinnati Bengals are expressing interest with running back Reggie Bush.
Dolphins free-agent running back Reggie Bush is scheduling a visit with the Detroit Lions. Cardinals, Bengals also interested.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2013
Most reports leading up to the new league year, which kicked off at 4 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, gave the early favorite to Detroit.
Cincinnati's interest may just be exploratory in nature, finding out the cost to acquire Bush, who would be paired up with BenJarvus Green-Ellis. However rumors have persisted for a while that the Bengals had some level of interest, though it all boils down to cost and what Bush wants -- aka, will he play the two-back system or does he want to be the guy.
According to Pro Football Talk, the Lions want Bush signed before leaving from his scheduled visit.