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Reggie Bush, Rashard Mendenhall busy meeting teams

Two running backs -- Reggie Bush and Rashard Mendenhall -- have wasted little time meeting with suitors at the outset of Tuesday's free agency frenzy.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Bush will meet with the Detroit Lions and also has interest from the Arizona Cardinals.

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Mendenhall also will meet with the Cardinals, along with the Denver Broncos, according to NFL.com's Albert Breer, who said the former Pittsburgh Steeler also drew interest from the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons.

Bush has been linked to the Lions for weeks after it became apparent his days in Miami were over. He'd bring immediate juice to a Lions running game that has struggled amid Jahvid Best's inability to stay on the field. Bush isn't a power runner, but he would give Detroit an exciting weapon in the passing attack. He still possesses electrifying speed.

Mendenhall has been a streaky, disappointing pro. After a strong start in Pittsburgh, his checkered injury history and disciplinary issues soured the Steelers in keeping him. Despite all that, we don't expect either of these running backs to be out of work for long.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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