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The Contra Costa Times has reported that the Raiders may not use their franchise tag on RB Michael Bush as many had previously though going into the offseason.  With Darren McFadden a walking injury, the Raiders msut be sure to have a capable backup.

Knowing that the team does has many needs, especially in the secondary and that McFadden, when healthy, is one of the premier RBs in the NFL.  Obviously his health has been a major issue for the Raiders and for fantasy owners as well.

They could believe in Taiwan Jones enough to be the #2 RB, but he has had his own injury issues at the college and pro level.  We would need to see if he can handle a full workload if given the opportunity.  His explosiveness in the 2011 preseason reminded me of Jamaal Charles, so his upside is intriguing.

If all this hold true, we could see Mike Bush as a feature back for another sqaud in 2012 which would make him a low level RB1 in the right situation.  Of course Darren McFadden will be a high upside/risk player that could go as early as the first round.  Just be sure to grab Jones or whoever the backup may be

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