The adventures of Reggie Bush, free agent running back, continued this week as he traveled to Foxboro, Massachusetts to visit with the New England Patriots on Friday. According to Washington D.C. sports reporter Dianne Russini, Bush left without an offer.
Bush's visit to New England came two days after he sat down with the San Francisco 49ers. Trent Baalke said they had a great conversation, and the 49ers would move on to consider the pros and cons of any move. That sounds to me like an offer was not made by the team.
The team could use a veteran running back who can complement Carlos Hyde, and with C.J. Spiller off the market, Bush is an interesting option. He is nearing the end of his career, but he still brings something in the passing game. He was reportedly also interested in a return to New Orleans, but the Saints added Spiller. That leaves the 49ers and Patriots, barring some unknown third team. If the Patriots did not make an offer, it would seem like the ball is in the 49ers court at this point.
Yesterday, I wrote about the chance that the Percy Harvin rumors were a quid pro quo involving Bush. Harvin and Bush have the same representation. There has been speculation in the past of a team floating a rumor about one player in order to curry some favor with his agent, who happens to represent another player in which the team might have interest. There could be no connection, but Russini reporting both the Harvin rumor, and Bush leaving without an offer is at least a little bit interesting. It could just be a coincidence, but I am not a big believer in coincidences. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what Bush decides on in the coming days.