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Power Take: Signing of Bush would add another link of ’06 draft

The Bills are kicking the tires on running back Reggie Bush. At 31 and coming off an ACL injury, Bush doesn’t have much tread left, but I’m all for bringing in the former Heisman winner. Bush, who carried eight times last year, would provide depth at a position weakened by Karlos Williams’ four-game suspension and uncertainty about Shady McCoy’s health.

If they sign Bush, the Bills will have employed the top three picks of the 2006 draft, and five of the top 10. Mario Williams was the top pick in the ’06 draft. Bush was second. Vince Young, who competed for the Bills’ backup quarterback job in 2012 but was cut late in camp, was No. 3 overall.

The Bills overdrafted Donte Whitner at No. 8. Matt Leinart, the 10th pick, played one preseason game here in 2013 and was gone. Manny Lawson went No. 22 to the Niners that year. The Bills moved up to take John McCargo at 26.

Ah, memories! Bad draft picks, desperate plays on failed quarterbacks, overpaying for other teams’ mistakes ... the ’06 draft is a crazy quilt of the Bills’ personnel bumblings over the past decade.

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