NFL Rumors: Michael Bush and the Raiders’ Latest News

Much of the NFL news right now is revolving around Peyton Manning and the New Orleans Saints.

From a single franchise perspective, the Oakland Raiders, despite having just two draft picks, have some interesting news.

That said, here's the latest involving the Silver and Black.


Michael Huff

In an article by Paul Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area, the Raiders may end up retaining safety Michael Huff:

[Dennis] Allen said last week at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. "The one thing I do know about Michael Huff is he's an extremely good athlete and he has skills athletically of a corner, and so that obviously would be an option for us.

Not to mention, Huff tweeted about a good meeting he had with coach Allen earlier in March.

Huff had an All-Pro season in 2010 with 94 tackles, three forced fumbles and three interceptions. Not having Nnamdi Asomugha in 2011 hurt. Oakland no longer had Stanford Routt either.

Considering Oakland's projected salary cap situation, it would be surprising to see him retained; however, he's a veteran that will lead in 2012 and get the Raiders defense back to where they need to be.


Michael Bush

According to Steve Corkran of The Oakland Tribune, the franchise tagging of Tyvon Branch may result in losing running back Michael Bush:

Given his desire to be a No. 1 running back, not backing up Darren McFadden, it's now unlikely that Michael Bush will be back next season.

Bush has said in the past that he wants a chance to be a starter and realizes that won't happen in Oakland as long as McFadden is on the roster.

This comes as no surprise, especially after Bush accounted for almost 1,400 total yards and scored eight touchdowns last season.

There's no doubt that McFadden and Bush make arguably the NFL's best running back tandem, but Bush deserves a chance...

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