Found February 16, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
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According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, the Oakland Raiders will likely not place the franchise tag on running back Michael Bush, since it would allocate about $7.7 million for next season to a guy that’s not even a starter. Corkran also doesn’t believe Bush will want to sign a long term deal because he wants to go to a team where he has a chance at being a starter and that’s obviously not going to happen with the Raiders as long as Darren McFadden is around. Right now it looks as if Bush won’t be playing in Oakland in 2012 and the Raiders will need to move on with Darren McFadden and Taiwan Jones.
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