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Will Bush be back? Reggie might play final game for Dolphins Sunday at New England

  • Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) gets away from Buffalo Bills defensive end Alex Carrington (92) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)The Associated Press

  • Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) spikes the ball after a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)The Associated Press

  • Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) runs for a touchdown as Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Nick Barnett (50) is late with the tackle during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)The Associated Press

With an underwhelming offense that needs upgrades to become playoff-worthy, the Miami Dolphins this winter could be eager to reach a deal with a 1,000-yard rusher who can catch passes and score from anywhere on the field.

Or perhaps they'll deem Reggie Bush too expensive to keep.

Bush might play his final game for the Dolphins (7-8) on Sunday when they close their season at New England. His two-year contract for nearly $10 million expires after the season, and the team hasn't offered him a new contract.

Bush needs 40 yards rushing to reach the 1,000 milestone for the second year in a row since joining the Dolphins. He has been their biggest star and primary playmaker, but he has yet to lead them to the playoffs — or even a winning season.

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