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Acquiring a running back through free agency is risky business.
While the Colts have a solid starter in Vick Ballard, Donald Brown is pretty lackluster. Brown has peaked and we are not going to see a better version than we already have. Additionally, he is not worth his $1.7 million contract.
When it comes down to it, it would be nice to have a better player to work in tandem with Ballard. When looking at the free agents available (if we are so forced, or just entertaining the idea) one of the big names that comes up is Reggie Bush.
Bush will most likely not be re-signing with the Dolphins. He wants the Dolphins to show him the money and with Lamar Miller on the team, they are unlikely to do so.
Reggie Bush to the Colts is not a good move. Despite the fact that his two best statistical years were with Miami and he can be a nice receiving threat, he is not the best player for the team. He is going to be expensive and he is not the right fit for Ballard. Ballard is coming along nicely as a durable power runner. It would be better to pick up a young, fast player late in the draft—NOT that a RB is a priority.