Its been a really rough offseason for running backs who play for the Buffalo Bills. Thanks to all the issues, the Bills appear to be interested in taking a chance on 31-year-old free agent Reggie Bush.

Buffalo Bills Running Back problems

LeSean McCoy was the first to get into trouble when he was involved in a late night scuffle with some police officers. However, all charges were dropped after it was later discovered that someofficers were intoxicated and had possibly initiated the fight. The problems grew when the Bills discovered an overweight Karlos Williams, who had put on a ton of weight in the offseason.

He blamed the weight gain on his pregnant wife, whose constant snacking resulted in Williams reporting topracticecompletely out of Football shape. Williams would later be suspended for the first four games of the season thanks to a substance abuse issue. Then fifth round pick Jonathan Williams found himself charged with a DWI, only adding to the Billsrunning back woes. Thankfully, Williams will probably be suspended in the 2017 season and not this one.

Reggie Bush to the rescue?

Karlos Williams was highly productive for the Bills last season as the second rusher in an attack that ledthe NFL in rushing yards. But can a 31-year-old Reggie Bush really replace that production? Bush is definitely capable of catching passes out of the backfield like Williams did, but his age has to be a concern.

Additionally, Bush's awful injury history has to be a big red flag for a team that could need him throughout the entire season. The Bills will probably be able to sign Reggie Bush to a low cost contract, but that doesn't mean he'll be able to effectively contribute during the regular season.

Do the Bills have a choice?

Unfortunately, the Bills have only limited options for running back replacements right now. Arian Foster was recently signed by Miami, which means the free agents out there are thin. Buffalo could use another body in training camp and a veteran presence to coach younger guys like Mike Gillislee who showed promise last season when given the opportunity.

The Bills better hope that Gillislee, and not Bush, is the second running back that they will rely upon this season. The Bills can't seriously be placing their trust inan injury prone 31-year-old running back.

The fact that Bush is only considering the only offer he will probably get is already a bad sign. An older running back like Reggie Bush isn't looking to risk his health for a team that hasn't made the playoffs in ages. The Bills probably hope he will sign, but I think they would be better off without him.

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